Bernice A. Kohlman

Bernice A.
Kohlman, 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Home of Hope surrounded by her
family on July 13, 2019. She was born in St. Cloud to Henry and Philomena
(Weber) Blonigen on July 24, 1929.

Bernice was
united in marriage to Lawrence Kohlman on October 3, 1953 in St. Cloud at St.
Claudius Catholic Church.

Bernice was
a homemaker and worked part-time from home with various companies as a book
keeper. After her three children were in secondary school, she worked for
Klinzing and Mickiewicz as an assistant accountant. She then worked for various
accounting firms before retiring.

Bernice was
a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Rosary and Altar
Society. She enjoyed bowling and was on a women’s league at Arcade Lanes. She also
received several awards. Bernice was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for many
years. Larry and Bernice loved to travel and Bernice would help out during
Larry’s outing, events and tournaments. Bernice really loved to tend to her
garden. She loved to share her love of flowers with her family and friends.
Larry and Bernice took pride in their yard and they would always work together.
They loved to spend time with their friends and family; especially the
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bernice is survived
by her three children, Terry (Chrys) Kohlman, Therese Cleland and Gerard (Jean)
Kohlman; five grandchildren, Joshua (Katherine) Kohlman, Jamie (Danielle)
Cleland, Jessica (Jamie) Fritz, Jennifer and Kayla Kohlman; six great
grandchildren, Knox, Morgyn, Lyric, Rylan, Jaxon and Jace. She is further
survived by a brother, Gerald Blonigen; brother-in-law, Darrel “Red” McArthur;
sisters-in-law, Marge Blonigen, MaryAnn (Richard) Volz and Patricia Kohlman;
her aunt Dorothy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bernice was
preceded in death by her husband Larry; her infant son, Terrance; her parents,
11 siblings, Ceril (Zelda), Roger (Julie), Harvey, Eugene (Dolores) Alois
(Alice), Vernon (Loretta), Verena (Leo) Lucy (Marvin), Joanne (Larry), Irene and
infant Blonigen; sister-in-law, Delores Blonigen; brother-in-law, Donald
Kohlman; nieces and nephews.

Bernice’s family welcomes relatives and friends for a time of visitation at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church, Merrill Ave., Fond du Lac, on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from
10:00 to 11:45 AM.

Service: A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following visitation on Thursday at
St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of
flowers, memorials can be made to Holy Family Parish.

The family wishes
to thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice Home of Hope for the excellent
care given to Bernice.

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