Bernice Adella Majeskie

Dec. 7, 1909 - June 17, 2006

Lifelong Wisconsin resident Bernice A. Majeskie, 96, died at Kiwanis Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, June 17, 2006. Born on a farm near Troy Center on Dec. 7, 1909, her parents, Edwin and Ethel Beggs, purchased a farm in 1919 near Pewaukee. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1928, and in 1930 married John "Hockey" Majeskie. They lived on Watertown Road in the town of Pewaukee where they farmed and developed a herd of registered Holsteins. Hockey also had a milk can route for the Luick Dairy in Milwaukee during the 1930s and worked at Waukesha Motors during the 1940s.

In 1951, Bernice began working at Vitamin Products Co. in Brookfield, and retired in 1975. She, along with Hockey, enjoyed selling roadside produce that was raised on the farm. Her husband died in 1980, and Bernice lived on the farm where she took care of her mother, Ethel Beggs, until she passed away in 1997 at age 109. Later that year, Bernice moved to an adult living facility in Palmyra. In 2003, she became a resident at Kiwanis Manor. Bernice was active in many 4-H programs and activities, both at the local and state levels.

She is survived by her children, Joyce (Randy) Martinson of Elkhorn and Dr. Lee (Judy) Majeskie of Centerville, Md.; four grandchildren, Terri (Scott) Mill of Eagle, Britt (Michelle) Minton of Whitewater, Scott Minton of Palmyra and Matt Majeskie of Madison; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Danielle Mill and Cheyenne and Sierra Minton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Blanche Brunner.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 21, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park. The Rev. Karen Klatt will be officiating.

Memorials are appreciated to Kiwanis Manor Nursing Home or Seasonís Hospice.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com.