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Bernice Eberle

Jul 4, 2014


A mass of Christian burial was held Friday, June 20, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake for Bernice Marie Eberle, 71, Devils Lake, who died Tuesday, June 17, at the Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Bernice was born November 20, 1942 in Rugby, a daughter of Frank & Helen (Heisler) Voeller. She was raised in the Leeds area, graduating from Leeds High School in 1961. She continued her education at Josef’s School of Hair Design in Fargo. On November 13, 1963 she married John Eberle at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Leeds. They made their home in Benson County, where they lived, worked and raised their family. She worked in retail sales in Rugby and Devils Lake as a manager of Borths, Stage, Christopher and Banks and the Fashion Boutique. She and her husband moved to Devils Lake after he retired from farming.

She was a member of St. Anne’s church in Fillmore, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Leeds and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. She was also a member of the Elks Auxiliary and Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband; children, Michelle Harkness, Leeds; Marcelle Djoseland, Molalla, Ore.; Richard Eberle, Leeds; Nicole Bisbee, Big Lake, Minn.; Roberta McGarvey, Leeds; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Carlson, Rugby; brothers and sisters-in-law, Irene Voeller, Tony Keller, Barb Voeller and Jerry Eberle; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Pius, Anton and Frank Voeller; sister, Katherine Keller; sisters-in-law, Margaret Voeller and Nancy Hildebrand.

Rev. C.F. Wilhelm was the celebrant. Music was provided by Rick Senger, soloist, and JoDee Lagein, organist.

Casketbearers were Justin Djoseland, Chris Djoseland, Trevor Harkness, Stephanie Harkness, Rachelle Eberle, Rebecca Eberle, Reed Eberle, Madison Bisbee, Carson Bisbee, Kaley McGarvey, Katelyn McGarvey, Darrec McGarvey. Honorary bearers were Bernice’s friends, family and the Leeds High School class of 1961.

Arrangements by Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake.

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