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Bernice Mae Kalsow

February 14, 1926 — July 11, 2020

Bernice Kalsow, age 94, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.

 

Bernice Mae Kalsow was born February 14, 1926 in the town of Weston, the daughter of Peter and Christina (Janecek) Boon. She received her education at Mound School and Neillsville High School and was confirmed at St John's Lutheran as a young lady. Bernice married Franklin Zickert, and they farmed for 43 years before Franklin passed away suddenly in 1986. They sold the farm in 1989, and Bernice moved to town, but continued to work at the hospital. She worked for Memorial Medical Center for 27 years.

 

She was united in marriage to Donald Kalsow in 1990 and retired from the hospital in 1991. They both enjoyed camping and traveling and spent winters in Apache Junction, AZ. They have many friends there as well as in other states.

 

She was a member of St John's Evangelical Church, the American Legion auxiliary, the Lutheran Ladies Aid, the Good Sam's Camping Club, and president of the Senior Center. Bernice enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends and family.

 

She is survived by her children, Dennis Zickert of Lyndon, IL, Linda Scharenbrock of Willard, WI, Cindy Zickert of Greenwood, WI, Beverly (Dale) Reinart of Neillsville, WI, Barbara Johnson of Augusta, WI and Wayne Kalsow of Neillsville, WI, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a very dear friend, Joan Zickert.

 

She is preceded in death by Don Kalsow and three very dear sons, Frank age 67, Terry age 32, and Rick age 37, her parents, one brother, Merrill Boon, one sister, Gladys Boon and a very dear daughter-in-law, Sue Zickert.

 

Funeral Services for Bernice will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Nathan Wilke will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. John’s,.

 

Casket bearers will be Troy Zickert, Isaac Zickert, Joe Zickert, Joshua Thorson, Nathan Wortman, Kelly Reinart, Richard Reinart and Jacob Johnson.

 

Bernice will be sadly missed by her children and friends.

 

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

 

Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Bernice’s family with Funeral arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 17, 2020

9:30 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

711 W 5th St, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 17, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

711 W 5th St, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 17, 2020

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Neillsville City Cemetery

811 E 15th St, Neillsville, WI 54456

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