Bernice L. Gardinier

Feb. 14, 1937 - Sept. 20, 2011

Bernice L. Gardinier, 74, of North Prairie, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at her residence. Bernice was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Jefferson, to Elmer and Ellen (Valton) Sievert.

She married the love of her life, Donald F. Gardinier, on Oct. 8, 1955. Bernice worked for more than 20 years at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Bernice was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and watching the birds and her dog Sammy. She enjoyed her family time. Bernice will be forever remembered for her clean home and her way of making all feel welcome there.

Bernice is survived by her son, James (Wally Ramthun) Gardinier of Milwaukee; her dog, Sammy; and brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Sept. 25, at Mealy’s-Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, 103 Eagle St., Eagle, with the Rev. Ron Kral officiating. Burial will be private at Salem Cemetery, Wales.

The family has asked that in lieu of fresh-cut flowers, perennial plants and flowers be sent.

Mealy’s-Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, 594-2442, is serving the family. For the online guest registry, please go to