Bernice J. (Allen) Schaefer, 87

Published 9:44 am Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bernice Jean (Allen) Schaefer, age 87 of The Colony at Eden Prairie and a former longtime resident of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2012.
Bernice was born July 20, 1924, in Grand Meadow.
Bernice was a longtime parishioner of Nativity of Mary Catholic Church and a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, baking and playing Scrabble and Bingo. The family would like to thank the staff at The Colony in Eden Prairie for their support and care throughout the journey.
Bernice is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frederick; parents, Charles and Laura Allen; one sister and two brothers.
She is survived by her children: Charles Schaefer, Steven (Barbara) Schaefer, Patricia (Christopher) Conroy and Pamela (Steven) Otteson; grandchildren: Jennifer, Patrick, Christina (Bernard Bartos), Kalyn, Stefanie and Kimberly; great- grandsons: Colin and Parker; two brothers; one sister; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington. Visitation is Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., with prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation also one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be directed to the family to be donated in Bernice’s memory.

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