Obit: Volovsek, Bernice E. (1930 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Volovsek, Schnitzler, Bores, Klinke, Garner, Hahn, Egesdal, Shepard, Schyndel, Funk, Kennedy, Pekol, Zimmerman

----Source: Loyal TRG 30 July 2008

Volovsek, Bernice E. (27 JUL 1930 - 27 JUL 2008)

Bernice E. Volovsek, 78, Loyal, formerly of Willard, died at her home on Sunday, July 27, 2008. Visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. until time of a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Nick Volovsek, Jay Volovsek, Matthew Hahn, Jennie Klinke, Tom Egesdal, Don A. Gardner and Aaron Garner.

Bernice Evelyn Schnitzler was born on July 27, 1930, in Marshfield, to Roman and Eleanor (nee Bores) Schnitzler. She was raised and received her education in Marshfield, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1948. After graduation, she worked at Wing’s Drug Store, Marshfield, for two years. She was united in marriage to William J. Volovsek on Aug. 26, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield. They farmed in the Willard area until 1969, at which time they sold the farm and moved to a home in North Mound. She worked at Suda’s Store, Willard, as a clerk for many years. She later worked at the Greenwood High School for the Clark County green Thumb program. She resided in the Willard area until the death of her husband, Willie, on Nov. 16, 2002. She then moved to Loyal in May 2003, and resided there until her death. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal, and its PCCW, and was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, and its CCW. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, making cakes for weddings, birthdays and special occasions, bowling, going to casinos, dancing, laughter, playing practical jokes, and mock weddings.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Diane Klinke, Marshfield, Nancy Jo (Don) Garner, Kaukauna, and Shari (Duane) Hahn, Elkhorn, on e daughter-in-law, Rosie Volovsek, Marshfield; seven grandchildren, Jay (Jennifer) Volovsek, Nick Volovsek, Jeanie Klinke, Matthew Hahn, Don Garner, Aaron (Teri) Garner, and Kerry (Tom) Egesdal; seven great-grandchildren, Zach Shepard, Alexis Van Schyndel, Paige Garner, Hayley Gess, Joseph Klinke, Jackson Egesdal and Lucas Egesdal; eight siblings, Don. (Gloria) Schnitzler, Marshfield, Eileen Funk, Kaukauna, Marlene Kennedy, Wisconsin Rapids, Sr. Carol Schnitzler, Loyal, Charlie (Bev) Schnitzler, Marshfield, Tom (Barb) Schnitzler, Marshfield, Janice (Frank) Pekol, Neillsville, and Mary Jayne (Paul) Zimmerman, Marshfield, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willie; one son, Michael J. Volovsek; one great-grandson, Sidney Garner; one sister, Joanne Schnitzler; and one brother, John "Jack" Schnitzler.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given for a memorial fund that will be established at a later date.

Online condolences at Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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