Bernice Helen Minnehan, 90, Minneota, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Burial will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, and again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home.
Bernice Helen DeSaer was born Dec. 8, 1924, to Camiel August and Julienne Marie (Strubbe) DeSaer in Marshall.
On Sept. 17, 1946, Bernice married James Edwin Minnehan in Green Valley. They moved from Green Valley in 1952 and farmed around the Minneota area. In 1973 they moved to Minneota. In August 2003 Bernice moved to Marshall, and in November 2011 she returned to Minneota and resided at the Madison Avenue Apartments and Minneota Manor.
Bernice enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, bingo and shaking dice. When she was able, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sports.
Bernice is survived by five children, Dennis (June) Minnehan, Owatonna, Pat (Dale) Maranell, Luverne, Sharon (Steve) Enstad, Granite Falls, Steve (Sue) Minnehan, Willmar, and Kevin (Sandy) Minnehan, Minneota; nine grandchildren, Dawn (Kevin) Hemann, Amy (Jeff) Swiatkiewicz, Mark (Heidi) Maranell, Wendy (Anton) Towne, Sara (Roy) Gjerde, Derek (Andrea) Minnehan, Isaac Minnehan (fiancée Tiffany Meyer), Brad (Robyn) Minnehan and Brooke (Trent) Hennen; 22 great-grandchildren, Christopher (Amber) Boettcher, Natasha (fiancé Joe Nankivil) and Garrett Hemann, Bryce, Alex and Alyssa Swiatkiewicz, Eden, Carter and Delaney Maranell, Xavier, Zachary, Gavyn and Sydney Towne, Hadley, Aksel, Sena and Torger Gjerde, Garrett and Ivy Minnehan and Madison, Parker and Mason Minnehan, along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in December 2002; her parents; two sisters, Anne Van Hauwaert and Margaret Van Maldeghem; and four brothers, Dennis DeSaer, Jerome DeSaer, Walter DeSaer and Julius DeSaer.
Arrangements are by Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home of Minneota, www.rehkamp-horvath.com.