Bernice M. McLellan

March 17, 1908 - Nov. 26, 2006

Bernice M. McLellan, a wonderful loving mother, went to be with her Lord at the age of 98 on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 17, 1908, in Osseo, Wisconsin, to Frank and Lula (Rice) Zhe. Bernice was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Bernice had worked at Quality Cleaners for many years, retiring in 1963. She loved cooking, baking, being a homemaker and taking care of children. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Marge Herbst of Brookfield, Betty (Charles) Taggart of Eau Claire and Audrey (Jack) Lembke of Waukesha; grandchildren: Carol Herbst of Madison, Mary (Prakash) Mahbreny of Muskego, Pam (Ramish) Ganatra of Asheville, North Carolina, Michael Taggart of Owatonna, Minnesota, Ronald A. (Nancy) Taggart of Gordon, Kristi (Brian) Hennen and Sandie (Bill) Block both of Waukesha; great-grandchildren: Meera, Keeshan, Dan, Steve, Gabe, Chelsa and Tim, Ali, Jack Allen, and Matthew; great-great-grandchildren: Peyton and Dylan; and a special nephew Jim McLellan of California.

She is further survived by special friends Sarah and Mabel and nurse Joni Schlais at Brookfield Gardens. Other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Russell in 1936, her second husband Earl in 1997 and siblings: Josie, Leonard, Herbert, Lloyd and Merlin; a stepson Donald (the late Delores) McLellan; a stepdaughter Margaret (Homer) Stair; and two step-grandchildren Sheila and Shelly.

Visitation for Bernice will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. Waukesha. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (green parking area).

If desired, memorials should be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For more information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035.

The family would like to thank the fifth floor staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Dr. Bob Schlinger for all their care.