Bernice Marie Jensen passed in peace on Aug.13, 2019. She was born Dec. 17, 1923, to Chet and Cora Zeigler.

Bernie’s legacy runs deep and wide like the St. Croix River she loved so dearly.

Bernie and Vern were married on May 30, 1942. Together they established several successful businesses in St. Croix Falls. Their first enterprise was a gas station near the Dalles House followed by a trucking and sodding business and the Destination Campground and Mobile Home Park.

Bernie’s work career included employment with St. Croix Valley Memorial Hospital, St. Croix Falls School System, and the National Park Service, Wild River Land Acquisition department until her retirement on Aug. 1, 1987. After her retirement she continued to work as a substitute in the local schools well into her 80s.

Bernie was a woman of faith. Her love of God was evidenced in her daily life and love of people. Children were a passion of Bernie’s. Her home was continually filled with laughter and play.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vern, sister Jean Noren and daughter Susan Tennis.

She is survived by brother Charles and sister Ardis; five daughters: Lyla Mitchell, Judy Wester (Dale), Phyllis Soderberg (Bob), Marcia Carlson (Kevin), Laurie Hosch (Terry); 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 25 at Osceola Community Church, 2492 Education Ave. Osceola, Wisconsin, 54020. Visitation is at 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m.

Condolences can be sent to Marcia Carlson at 25499 Sawmill Ave., Shafer Minnesota 55074.

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