Bernis Rachel Anderson
Oct. 28, 1921 – Sept. 26, 2010
Bernis Rachel Anderson, 88, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. She was
born Oct. 28, 1921, to Rachel and Orson Williams in the town of Pewaukee.
Bernis is survived by her son, Kevin Hansen; daughter, Kim (Jerry)
Thomasen; granddaughters, Ashley and Meggan Thomasen; niece, Janet (Merfyn)
Hughes; nephew, Bruce (Cindy) Williams; sistersin-law, Dorthea Hansen and
Carol Larson; as well as other relatives and friends.
Bernis was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Hansen, second
husband, James Anderson; her sister, Helen Williams; twin brother, Burton
(Joyce) Williams; and her parents.
Bernis graduated from Carroll College and taught high school for several
years. She also worked in various capacities in the secretarial field. In
later years Bernis was a Walmart greeter.
Bernis loved to write, sing, and dance. She was a terrific baker as well.
Animals, especially dogs, were close to her heart. Bernis was truly a
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. celebration of life
Sunday, Oct. 3, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in
Oconomowoc. A private burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.
Memorials are suggested to Linden Court Waukesha in memory of Bernis
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call
567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.