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Thursday October 29th, 2015
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Bernice Minnehan

Bernice Helen DeSaer was born on December 8, 1924, in Marshall, Minnesota to Camiel August and Julienne Marie (Strubbe) DeSaer in Marshall. On September 17, 1946 Bernice was united in marriage to James Edwin Minnehan in Green Valley, Minnesota. They moved from Green Valley in 1952 and farmed around the Minneota area. In 1973, they moved to Minneota. In August 2003, Bernice moved to Marshall and in November 2011 she returned to Minneota and resided at the Madison Avenue Apartments and Minneota Manor. Bernice enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, bingo and shaking dice. When she was able she enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sports. She died on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. Bernice is survived by five children: Dennis (June) Minnehan of Owatonna, Pat (Dale) Maranell of Luverne, Sharon (Steve) Enstad of Granite Falls, Steve (Sue) Minnehan of Willmar and Kevin (Sandy) Minnehan of Minneota. Grandchildren: Dawn (Kevin) Hemann, Amy (Jeff) Swiatkiewicz, Mark (Heidi) Maranell, Wendy (Anton) Towne, Sara (Roy) Gjerde, Derek (Andrea) Minnehan, Isaac Minnehan (Fiance Tiffany Meyer), Brad (Robyn) Minnehan and Brooke (Trent) Hennen. Great-grandchildren: Christopher (Amber) Boettcher, Natasha (Fiance Joe Nankivil) and Garrett Hemann, Bryce, Alex and Alyssa Swiatkiewicz, Eden, Carter and Delaney Maranell, Xavier, Zachary, Gavyn and Sydney Towne, Hadley, Aksel, Sena and Torger Gjerde, Garrett and Ivy Minnehan and Madison, Parker and Mason Minnehan along with many other relatives and friends. She was proceeded in death by her husband Jim in December 2002, parents, sisters Anne Van Hauwaert and Margaret Van Maldeghem and brothers Dennis DeSaer, Jerome DeSaer, Walter DeSaer and Julius DeSaer.

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A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Minnehan

PALS, INC; Willmar, MN Oct 26 2015 1:19 PM

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PALS, INC; Willmar, MN Oct 26 2015 1:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Minnehan

Pat Maranell Oct 25 2015 7:27 PM

A week ago, our family lost a Mother, Grandma, and Great-Grammy. She was the most amazing woman I know and an even more awesome mother. I feel blessed to have had you as my mom. I love you and miss you. Say "Hi" to Dad and tell him he is missed and loved also.

Pat Maranell Oct 25 2015 7:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Minnehan

Steve Minnehan Family Oct 22 2015 9:57 AM

On Sunday, we lost a Mom and Grandma but we gained another angel watching over us and guiding us with our life here on earth. I know that Derek will always remember Grandma reading books to him and her famous coffee cake that he loved. We were blessed with a loving and caring person who would do anything for her family. We find peace in knowing that she is again reunited with her love, Jim. We love you Bernice and until we all are again in Heaven, thank you for watching over your family.

Steve Minnehan Family Oct 22 2015 9:57 AM

You have my sympathy and prayers. I remember how great a service it was to the Minneota Community when she got a group of us together to create the Minneota Meals on the Move. What a great program that served so many of our elderly. God Bless her soul.

Virginia Hochstatter Oct 21 2015 8:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Minnehan

Amy Swiatkiewicz (Minnehan) Oct 21 2015 10:53 AM

What a wonderful Grandma you are! May you always walk in sunshine and Jesus's love around you flow. You did not go alone as a piece of us all went with you Grandma.

Amy Swiatkiewicz (Minnehan) Oct 21 2015 10:53 AM

Kevin and Sandy...... So very sorry on your loss. Prayers to you and the kids.

Rebecca Jurrens Oct 20 2015 12:18 AM

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