Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines, 97

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines, 97, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie.



She was born March 13, 1917, on the family farm in rural Blooming Prairie to Ormanzo and Mabel (Thompson) Peterson. Berniece was a Blooming Prairie High School graduate. On Nov. 21, 1940, she married Eldon William Hines on the family farm. Eldon passed away Nov. 22, 1982. Berniece worked for 22 years at Betlach Foods in Blooming Prairie. She was the oldest living life-long member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, where she was a member of WELCA, the Quilting Project Group, and Mission Circle. Her favorite pastimes were reading, sewing, embroidery, and she was a wonderful cook. In 1995, Berniece moved to Blooming Prairie, where she lived until her death.

Survivors include her sons Steven (Sherry) Hines of Harmony, Minnesota, Bradley (Wendy) Hines of Blooming Prairie; six grandchildren, Joe (Amy), Jake (Sarah), Michael, Jonathan, and William Hines, Lauren (Christopher) Heilemann; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Austin, Sophie, and Ellie Hines, and Baby Heilemann expected in October; special nieces Eda Johnson and Martha Hunt; her sister Joyce Trom of Blooming Prairie; her brother Francis (Marge) Peterson of Spooner, Wisconsin; sister-in-law Louise Peterson of Blooming Prairie; brothers-in-law Arnold Christianson of Austin and Robert Jones of Decorah, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters Mildred Christianson, Rayma Christianson, and Darlene Jones; her brothers Marion, Hiram, and Richard Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with Rev. Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at