NameBernice Ann Steeke
Birth23 Apr 1950, Perham, MN
Death29 May 2005, Park Rapids, MN Age: 55
Burial1 Jun 2005, St. Lawrence cemetary - Perham, MN
Burial MemoServices - St. Peters Catholic Churh in Park Rapids, MN
OccupationCook
EducationVocational School
ReligionCatholic
Cause of deathCancer
FatherWalter Albert Steeke (-1994)
MotherRuby Ida Krueger (1928-2008)
Spouses
Birth24 Jan 1949 Age: 71
OccupationElectrician
EducationVocational School
FatherEugene Wegscheid (1912-1980)
Marriage16 May 1970, Frazee, MN
ChildrenBradley Allen (1974-)
 Becky Ann (1976-)
 Brian Andrew (1978-)
 Brent Adam (1980-)
Obituary Notes for Bernice Ann Steeke
Bernice Ann Wegscheid, 55, of Park Rapids, Minn., died on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at her home.

Bernice was born on April 23, 1950, in Perham, Minn., the daughter of Walter Albert and Ruby Ida (Kruger) Steeke. She grew up and attended school in Frazee, MN. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1968. She went on to attend Wadena Technical School where she studied accounting.

She was united in marriage to Bernard A. Wegscheid on May 16, 1970, in Frazee, Minn. They moved to Detroit Lakes, Minn., where she raised her family. In 1990 they moved to Duluth, Minn., where they lived until 2000, when they moved to Park Rapids where she has resided since. For the past three years she has been employed by the West Forty Restaurant of Park Rapids. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, reading, and gardening. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Bernice was our family rock. Always making sure we arrived on time and presentable. Mom always found time to teach us the life skills we needed even when she was pressed for time. All of us can cook, sew, and garden because of the values and lessons she instilled. As a wife, she was always there for family and support. Never afraid to share her thoughts and always making sure we were the best we could be.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard A. Wegscheid of Park Rapids, Minn.; four children – Brad Wegscheid of Wadena, Minn., Becky (Jason) Downer of Duluth, Minn., Brian (Jennie) Wegscheid of Park Rapids, Minn., Brent (Sarah McVicar) Wegscheid of Chicago, Ill.; four grandsons, Johnathon, Michael, Ilias, Uriah; her mother, Ruby Steeke of Frazee, Minn.; her sister, Vicky (Mark) Putney of Fargo, N.D.; her 3 brothers, Glen Steeke; Gene (Diane) Steeke and Calvin (JoAnn) Steeke all of Frazee, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her father, Walter Steeke, preceded her in death.

Mass of Christian Burial was on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Park Rapids, Minn. Celebrant was Rev. Fr. Dave Super. Helen Fisher was the organist. The St. Peter’s Catholic Church Alleluia Choir led the congregation in singing “On Eagles Wings” and “Be Not Afraid.” Honorary Casketbearers were Tabitha Gruszka, Deb Palubicki, Linda Lien, Janice Braun, Renee Varner and Bobbi Jo Steeke. Inurnment will be at a later date at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Park Rapids. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, Minn., is handling arrangements
Last Modified 14 May 2008Created 1 Mar 2020 by Brad Wegscheid