Bernice ďBunnyĒ F. Weber (nee Streblow) passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the age of 101 years. Bernice was born on April 14, 1912, in the town of Fond du Lac to John and Minnie (nee Pripke) Streblow. She graduated from Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, class of 1930. She then completed the teaching program at the Fond du Lac Normal School in 1931. After school, Bernice began her teaching career at Ash Grove School in the town of Fond du Lac.
Bernice went on to marry Roland Weber on June 6, 1936, in Fond du Lac, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1987.
After marriage, the couple moved to Slinger. Here, Bernice worked at General Telephone System and after this, she began substitute teaching in the Slinger School District.
Bernice was a longtime member of St. Johnís UCC in Slinger. She was a Sunday school teacher and was also the superintendent of the Sunday school program for many years. She was a member of the senior choir and the womenís fellowship group. Strong in her faith, Bernice was also proud to be a member of the Church Women United which brings together women of different cultures through prayer.
Bernice thrived through volunteering. For 62 years, she dedicated many hours to the Washington County Association for Home and Community Education or HCE. Within the HCE, Bernice loved spending time with ladies during the Homemakerís Night Out Slinger Club. Bernice was able to represent this organization both on a state and national level at the conventions.
Bernice volunteered at the Slinger Food Pantry for many years. She also served as an American Red Cross volunteer for the health room at Slinger Elementary School. Bernice is survived by her children, Carol Kostalek of Westland, Mich., Jean (Ray) Ritterbusch of Slinger, Judy (Fred) Prom of Mayville, David (Joan) of Marshfield, and Richard (Loni) of Richland Center; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson. She is further survived by her sisters, Dolores Pfeiffer of Oshkosh and Mary Lou (Robert) Fox of Fond du Lac, brother Robert (Joyce) Streblow of Fond du Lac, sister-in-law Celda Noe of Oshkosh, and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Bernice is preceded in death by her husband Roland, son Michael in 1976, g reat - g randdaughter Olivia, parents, three brothers and two sisters.
A funeral service for Bernice will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Johnís UCC Church, 520 W. Washington St. (Highway 175 North) in Slinger with the Rev. Michael Bausch presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Slinger. Following the burial, there will be a luncheon back at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Johnís UCC in Slinger or the Slinger Community Library (220 Slinger Road, Slinger, WI 53086).
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Cedar Community Assisted Living, especially the staff at Heather Lane in Cedar Bay West. They would also like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Cedar Hospice, including Chaplain Bev Hanson and all those that have befriended Bernice for their care, compassion, and support throughout the years.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050