Bernice M. Wiesner

June 18, 1916 - Sept. 20, 2008

Bernice M. Wiesner, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. She was born June 18, 1916, in Mauston, the daughter of Charles and Carrie (Vreeland) Smith. Bernice married Eugene J. Wiesner on Jan. 23, 1937, in Waukesha; he preceded her in death in 1985. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she enjoyed being part of the Christian Mothers group. She was also a member of Firemen’s Auxiliary in Waukesha.

Bernice will be sadly missed by her daughters, Janice (Jerome) Rosencrans of Carlsbad, N.M., Marion (Robert) Steiro of Green Bay and Teresa Loesing of Waukesha; grandchildren, Karen (Keith) Ruona, Judi (Kevin) Alft; David (Melissa) Steiro, Janel Dudzek, Jerilyn Hidde and Tim (fiancee Alli) Loesing; and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mel Loesing; four siblings, Beatrice Southern and James, Amo and Jerry Smith; and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wheaton Franciscan Hospice, 9688 W. Appleton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53225.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the Elmbrook Memorial Hospital staff on 5 South, and their hospice and spiritual staff.