Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at St. Mathias Catholic Church in St. Mathias Township. Burial will be in St. Mathias Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., one hour before services at the church.
She was born April 26, 1932, in Flensburg, to Joseph and Anna (Vnuk) Stavish and raised in Morrison County. She was joined in marriage July 20, 1953, to James R. Thesing at Sacred Heart Church in Flensburg. Bernadine was a devoted, loving, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a hardworking partner with her husband on their family farm in Long Lake Township. She worked at Munsingwear in Little Falls before her marriage. Bernadine was a member of St. Mathias Christian Mothers and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed crocheting, crosswords, puzzles and a spirited game of cards with her family.
She is survived by her children, Sandra (James) Brisk of Little Falls, Sheryl (Darrel) Cronquist, Susan (Stan) Kobiela, Brenda (David) Eschenbacher and Daryl (Gina) Thesing, all of Brainerd; grandchildren, Adam, Luke, Elizabeth (Peterson) Brisk, Chad, Craig, Cory Cronquist, Blake, Brandon, Brooks Kobiela, Aaron, Ashley (Tolle), Andrew Eschenbacher, Katelyn and Jeremy Thesing; great grandchildren, Sydney Brisk, Logan, Ellie, Jessica, Joshua, Hailey, Carley Cronquist, Abbagale, Maddison, Brayden Andrea, Mason Kobiela and Austin Eschenbacher; siblings, Joseph (Lois) Stavish, Virginia Wippler and Jan (Bill) Langer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James R. Thesing and her parents, Joseph and Anna Stavish.
Bernadine’s family wishes to thank everyone at Bethany who showed kindness to our mother.