Bernice Schoofs, 93

Bernice Schoofs (nee Kowanda), 93, longtime resident of Kewaskum, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center in the town of West Bend.

She was born Nov. 1, 1923, to the late Joseph and Irma (nee Rietz) Kowanda in the town of Trenton. On June 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to Francis “Pat” Schoofs at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Newburg. Bernice worked at Regal Ware for 22 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kewaskum, as well as the Christian Women Society. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Society. Bernice enjoyed baking, canning and sewing. She loved being a mom, grandma and great-grandma. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Those Bernice leaves behind to cherish her memory include her four children, Joan (William) Thompson of West Bend, Gerald (Nancy) Schoofs of Waupaca, Marjorie (Michael) Buncak of La Crosse and David (Trisha) Schoofs of West Bend; nine grandchildren, Nicole (Anthony) Walker, Dr. Christopher (Heather) Thompson, James (Kimberly) Thompson, Matthew (Amanda) Schoofs, Katherine Schoofs, Michelle (Stephen) Todd, Micah (Danyel) Buncak, Thomas (Courtney) Schoofs and Emily (Charles) Fink; 12 great-grandchildren, Mary, Austin, Abigail, Hunter, Sawyer, Logan, Kyan, Raegan, Kennedy, Sophia, Stephen, and Patrick; a beloved sister, Mary (Robert) Rosenthal; three brothers-in-law, Ralph (Patsy) Schoofs, Allen (Paula) Schoofs, and Francis Volm; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Schoofs, and two brothers, James and Thomas Kowanda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (331 Main St., Kewaskum, Wisconsin 53040). The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate.

The family will greet relatives and friends Monday at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.

A special thank you to the nurses, staff, and volunteers at Cedar Community for all their help and care.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Bernice’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at