Dolores Berning

Dolores C. Berning, 84, Adrian, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

A funeral mass was Saturday, March 25, at the St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial followed at the St. Adrian Cemetery.

Dolores Konz was born on Oct. 23, 1932, to Elmer and Helen (Engbarth) Konz in Adrian. She graduated from St. Adrian Catholic High School. She worked as a waitress and at the grocery stores in Adrian.

She married Ed Berning on Aug. 17, 1954, at St. Adrian Catholic Church. The couple farmed near Wilmont for twelve years. In 1967 they moved to Adrian. Dolores worked as a cook at the Arnold Memorial Nursing Home in Adrian for 22 years before retiring in 1992. In 2015 Dolores and Ed moved to an apartment in Adrian. On March 20, 2017, Dolores moved to the Hospice Cottage.

She was a member of St. Adrian Catholic Church and the St. Adrian WCCW. She enjoyed baking, playing cards, traveling to casinos with Ed, and especially spending time with her family.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Ed Berning, Adrian; three children, Doug (Willy) Berning, Adrian, Diane (Dave) Banck, Luverne, and Larry “Kono” Berning (special friend, Tess Vander Plaats), Adrian; four grandchildren, Bryan Banck (special friend, Andrea Bender), Tim (Becky) Banck, Kelly (Rory Witt), and Jeremy (Alesha) Berning; seven great-grandchildren; five siblings, Vida Konz, Adrian, Leo (Ann) Konz, Adrian, Joe (Karen) Konz, Brandon, South Dakota, Tony (Nancy) Konz, Adrian, and Mary (Randy) Reisdorfer, Adrian; two brothers-in-law, Al Berning, Luverne, and Jim (Rita) Berning, Owatonna; a sister-in-law, Marie Smeins, Luverne; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jason Berning; two brothers, David and Carl Konz; her parents-in-law, Henry and Louise (Farwick) Berning; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Ralph and Lorraine Van Peursum, George and Doris Berning, Gertrude Berning and Myron Smeins.

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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