Bernice H. Eberhardt

Bernice H. Eberhardt (nee Becker), of West Bend entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at her residence, after 79 years of life.

Bernice was born on Nov. 23, 1927, the daughter of Paul and Anna (nee Dienberg) Becker, in Germantown.

She was raised on their family’s farm in Dodge County. On Sept. 4, 1948, she married John H. Eberhardt. After marriage, the couple moved to Washington County and soon after started a family of their own. In her free time, Bernice loved to travel, spend time with her family, play cards and complete cross-word puzzles.

Bernice will be kept deep in the hearts of her loving children, Jerome (Cheryl) Eberhardt of West Bend, Mary (Ken) Hilliard of California, Ron (Karen) Eberhardt of Hubertus, Dan (Jennifer) Eberhardt of West Bend, and Dave Eberhardt of Milwaukee; her seven adored grandchildren, Daniel, Dawn, Pamela, Ron "R.J.," Robert, Debra, and Joseph; seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Viola (Willie) Malone, and Leona Jerke. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Anna Becker; her husband, John Eberhardt; three brothers, Henry, Lester, and Pat Becker; and one sister, Esther Benzing.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive) from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon). A funeral service in honor of Bernice will follow the visitation on Monday at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend.

Interment will take place on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.

The Eberhardt Family would like to request memorials, in lieu of flowers, be donated to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.