Grace Bernardy, 86Published 5:53pm Saturday, March 2, 2013
Grace C. Bernardy, age 86, of Austin, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Kathy Walsh of St. Cloud, Minn. surrounded by her five children.
Grace was born in Ghent, Minn. on January 15, 1927 to Charles M. and Bernice (Korcal) Janis. She was married June 3, 1948, to Frank Bernardy in Ghent. Grace and Frank moved to Austin to work and raise five children. Grace’s first year of teaching was in a one-room school house teaching first through eight grades, and later worked as a tax preparer. She loved to quilt with her friends and continued playing in a bridge club until two months ago.
Survivors include her five children: Janis (Greg) McDonald, Mike Bernardy, Mary Bernardy (Don Hagan), Paul Bernardy (Tiffany Phelps), Kathryn (John) Walsh; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; mother, Bernice and father, Charles Janis; brothers, Robert, Clarence, Raymond, and James Janis.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.