Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bernice Grathwohl, 87, Turtle Lake

Bernice Marion Grath-

wohl, 87, of Turtle Lake died, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Care and Rehab-Cum- berland.

She was born April 14,

1932 in Mower County

to Manton and Bernetta (Bolstad) Johnson, where she grew up on the family farm. She attended the country school until the eighth grade at which time she stayed home to help care for her brother, Leonard, and work on the family farm.

Bernice married Duane Jeglum and they had two children together. They later divorced after 12 years of marriage. She married Curtis Musolf and they had three chil- dren together. He passed away June of 1970. Ber- nice then married Gale Grathwohl. She gained two step-children and they had one daughter. Throughout her life, Ber- nice enjoyed providing day-care for surrounding families, was a farmers

wife, a laundry aid, and a

hard worker.

Bernice loved to speak Norwegian with her sister and her parents. Thrashing was a time

of year that she looked forward to because she got to spend time with old friends and family; but her true loves were Polka music and Alan Jackson. She enjoyed traveling, golfing, reading, and enjoying the little things. Bernice was an amazing woman, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She cherished every oppor- tunity she had to spend time with her family and

friends, and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by children: Ronald (Carol) Jeglum, Kathleen Girard, Nancy (Keith) Bader, Kevin (Roxanne) Musolf, David (Judy) Grathwohl, LaDonna (Paul) Flanigan, Sheri (Raymond Winkels) Musolf, LeAnn (Loren) Selle; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sis-

ter, Doris Jensen; sister-

in-law, Lucille Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Manton and Bernet-

ta Johnson; brothers: Russell Johnson and Leonard Johnson; broth- er-in-law, Russell Jensen; great-granddaughter, Bel- la Mae; and her husbands: Duane Jeglum, Curtis Musolf, and Gale Grath- wohl.

Funeral services will

be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Evan-

ger Lutheran Church in Sargeant with Pas- tor Dwight ofciating. Burial will be in Evan- ger Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brandon Ripley, Becca Paulson, Derrick Bly, Michael Selle, Paul Girard, Curtis Musolf, Eric Bader, and

Richard Grathwohl. Honorary pallbearers

are Randall Selle, Josh

Buckmeier, Darrell John-

son, Robert Bader, Eddie

Girard, Peter Semmens, Kyle Nyquist, Casey

Kralovetz, Collin Ripley, Bryan Ripley, and Tim

Ripley.

Visitation will be at Skinner Funeral Home in Turtle Lake from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 and one hour before the ser- vice on Saturday at Evan- ger Lutheran Church in Sargeant.

Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving

 

the family.

 

 

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