Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Bernice H. Nelson
Service: December 20, 2014
Bernice H. Nelson
Bernice H. Nelson, 94, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20th at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Scott Jablonski celebrant. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Memorials are suggested to the Marquardt Foundation or St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Bernice Helen Boos was born on September 23, 1920, daughter of Guy and Alvina (Koenen) Boos. On June 14, 1947, she married Harold J. Nelson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sullivan.
Bernice graduated from Whitewater Teachers College. She was a Physical Education teacher and taught typing and bookkeeping at Watertown Junior, Senior High Schools and Johnson Creek High School.
Bernice was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Johnson Creek. She enjoyed camping, cross stitching, knitting and was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Nelson of Watertown; children, Judith Bickel of Watertown; Jeanne (Jim) Lapp of Oconomowoc; William (Denise) Nelson of Watertown; Donald (Diane) Nelson of Medford; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Nelson of Lake Mills; twelve grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren,; a sister, Margaret Schroeder of Fort Atkinson and sisters-in-law, Alice Nelson and Catherine Thurloff, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Rose; a son, Larry; a brother, Jerry Boos;
a step-sister, Mary Lou and a son-in-law, Bob Bickel.
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