Bernice Kertscher

Bernice M. Kertscher (Stemper)

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Bernice M. Kertscher (nee Stemper), age 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Ivy Manor in West Bend. She was born on September 27, 1925 in Waubeka, WI to Michael and Catherine (nee Walters) Stemper. She graduated from Waubeka grade school. Bernice married her love, the late Melvin Kertscher on May 1, 1942. While married she was a housewife and worked at Power Products in Grafton for 22 ½ years until her retirement on January 29, 1988. Bernice enjoyed Bingo and adult coloring.

Bernice is survived by her 3 sons, Ronald (Joan), Floyd (Helen), Robert (Vicki); daughter, Joyce Haeuser; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Delores Kertscher and daughter-in-law, Rita Kertscher. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bernice is preceded in death by her husband Melvin, sons Melvin Jr. and Lawrence, daughter Jean Mansfield, grandson Michael Kertscher, her parents, sisters Lucille (Frank) Bria and Helen (John) Stadler, brother Bill (Mildred) Stemper and her brothers-in-law Allen Kertscher, Raymond (Ruby) Kertscher, Willmer (Anne) Kertscher.

A Funeral Service will be at 1:00PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095). Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 22 from 11:30AM until 12:45PM. Interment to follow her service at the Fillmore Union Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Preceptor Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:45pm
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 11:30am - 12:45pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor John C. Bass
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 |
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
    Fillmore Union Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Paul Bria

Posted at 03:14pm
Aunt Bernice was a very kind and loving woman. She always attended all the family wedding with the whole family in tow. Her family always knew how to make memories and have a good time. We always enjoyed the years they owned Old Fort Silver in Siver Creek. Her memories live on to many of us who knew her. Judy and I wish the family our heart felt prayers in your time of loss and grieving.

Glen & Catherine Weinreich

Posted at 12:30pm
Our condolences Ronnie & Joan and the Kertscher family. Always enjoyed talking to your mom at events at Turner Hall in Fillmore.
Cherish the memories. She was a very nice lady.

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