Aug. 29, 1920-Sept. 7, 2012
TRACY - Services for Bernice Edwards, 92, of Tracy services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a 5 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial is in the Tracy Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
She died Friday Sept. 7, 2012, at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy.
Bernice Arleen (Schmidt) Edwards was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Tracy, to Emil and Bertha (Stahn) Schmidt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended country school and later graduated from Tracy High School in 1937. Bernice was united in marriage to Harold Edwards on May 1, 1939, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tracy. They made their home on the family farm west of Tracy, where they farmed until 1951. They then moved to a farm east of Tracy in Springdale Township, where they farmed until 1981 when they retired and moved into Tracy. In the early 1970s Bernice worked as a cook at the Christian Manor Nursing Home. In 2008 Bernice moved to O'Brien Court and in 2010 moved to Prairie View Nursing Home. Bernice was a member of Tracy Lutheran Church and Springdale Friendly Hour Club for many years. She enjoyed flower gardening and belonged to the Tracy Garden Gate Flower Club. She was a wonderful cook - you could always count on her for rosettes and pizzelles at Christmas time.
Bernice is survived by her children: Darold Edwards, Gordon (and Marlys) Edwards and Bonnie (and Larry) Buysse all of Tracy; grandchildren Douglas Edwards, John Edwards, Brenda (and Brad) Stoneberg, Michael (and Jolynn) Edwards, Chad (and Stacie) Buysse, Cory Buysse, Dawn (and Dana) Kaldor; great-grandchildren: Trenton, Tyler and Cassidy Edwards, Jenna and Sara Stoneberg, Samantha, Emma, Allison and Mesa Edwards, Alexis and Cayden Buysse, John, Myla and Lily Kaldor; brother Elgin Schmidt; and sister-in-law Ethel DeBlieck.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, daughter-in-law Carlene, sister Aileen, and brothers Roland and Myron.