Bernice Augusta (nee Clausing) Grasse

Bernice Augusta (nee Clausing) Grasse was born to eternal life this past Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, peacefully at home.

Bernice was born on Oct. 6, 1929. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Thiensville for more than 70 years.

She leaves behind one sister, Grace (Donald) Kletti of West Bend; and three children, Robert ( Sharon ) Grasse, of Appleton, Jean (Donald) Delaney of Turnersville, N.J., and Lori Swanson of Fountain Hills , Ariz. She is also survived by six grandsons, Donald Howard (Michelle) Delaney of West Deptford , N.J., John Michael (Jennifer) Delaney of Sewell, N.J., Kevin Robert (Emily) Grasse of Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., Jason Charles (Abby) Grasse of West Bend, Erik Brian Swanson of Detroit, and Adam Gerald Swanson of Santa Barbara, Calif. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Caleb Matthew Delaney, Evan Thomas Grasse and Rylee Jean Delaney.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 2007, and two premature daughters, Candy and Cindy.

She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church, Thiensville, at 9 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Interment was at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church , Thiensville.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, Thiensville, has been serving the family.