Bernadine M. Matson

April 9, 1928 – April 1, 2010

Bernadine M. Matson (nee Makowski) was born April 9, 1928, and died Thursday, April 1, 2010, after a short illness at age 81.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Lorne ("Kelly"); son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Heleena Laitinen; daughter, Jane Rozman, and sonin-law, Gary Rozman, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Rozman; and son, Andy, and daughter-in-law, Linda, and grandsons, Kyle and Tyler. She is also survived by her brothers, Robert, Richard and Ralph Makowski; sister, Marguerite Young; sister-inlaw, Rosemarie Makowski; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their warmest thanks to the staff, especially the nurses, in the ICU at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital for the loving care they gave Berny in her last days.

She was a longtime member of St. Anthony on the Lake parish, town of Delafield, where there will be a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12. Private burial to follow. Memorials to St. Anthony’s School would be appreciated.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit