CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Bernice A. Bartel, 85, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Rock Falls, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Cimarron Place Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corpus Christi, after an illness. She worked as a nanny.
Bernice was born May 22, 1927, in Sterling, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Fritz) Bartel.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Edward A. Bartel, John J. Bartel, and Oswald F. Bartel; and two sisters, Dorothy (Joseph) Collette and Agnes (William) Parker.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke, pastor and celebrant, officiating. Interment of cremains will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sterling. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling arrangements.
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