Bernice C. Leier
Aug. 21, 1932-Sept. 20, 2016
Bernice C. Leier of Grand Forks and formerly of Rugby died at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was born on August 21, 1932 to John and Mary (Adams) Pavek in Waubun, Minnesota. On January 22, 1955, she was united in marriage to Frank Leier at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The couple moved to Rugby in 1968 where they made their home and raised their family. Frank died in 1991. She was a member of the Little Flower Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.
Bernice is survived by her sons, Steve (Elizabeth) Leier of Harvey and Tom (Fran) Leier of Minot; daughers, Jackie (Clem) Schiele of Lino Lakes, MN, Deb Leier of Grand Forks and Kathy (Rod) Senn of Rapid City, SD; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; twin brother, Bernard (Therese) Pavek of Wadena, MN and brother, Ed (Dory) Pavek of Fertile, MN; a sister, Beatrice Steinmetz of Minnetonka, MN; brothers-in-law, Albert (Alice) Leier and Ray (Diane) Leier; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Leier, Barb and Marilyn Pavek; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Leonard, Tony, John Jr. and Lloyd; sisters, Patty Wander and Angie Bloomseth and her parents.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness at Valley Eldercare Center.
Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 26 at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Father Tom Graner, Celebrant.
Friends may greet the family from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary and Vigil prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby.
Organist: Meghan Graumann (Granddaughter)
Vocal leader/Cantor: Katrina Leier (Granddaugher)
Honorary Bearers: All Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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