BERNIS P. ELVERUM

Bernis

         Bernis Percil Elverum, age 94, of Faribault, went to see Jesus on Monday, June 22, 2009 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
         Funeral services will be held at Bethel Ridge Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Ronald Wik officiating.  Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
         Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
         Bernis Percil, the daughter of Bernt and Petra (Nestrud) Elverum, was born January 23, 1915 in Denzil, Saskatchewan, Canada.  She moved with her parents to Lakefield, MN in 1920 and returned to Denzil, Sask., Canada in 1929. In 1938, she graduated from Prairie Bible Institute of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.  She returned to Lakefield in 1939.  She spent 15 years in missionary work in Mille Lacs Lake and White Earth.  She had the privilege of rearing two Native American children during that time.  In 1964 she took nurse’s training at Thief River Falls and spent 20 years in hospital work, 17 years of that time was at the Faribault Regional Center.  She retired in 1984.
         She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Shingobe–Neeland of Onamia; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; two nieces, Jan (and Paul) Hermanson of Faribault and Jean (and Chris) Hatton of Waco, TX; one nephew, John (and Marie) Elverum of Woodbury; and other relatives.
         She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis Hill; her brother, Milford (and Marie) Elverum; her sister, Mildred (and Palmer) Paulson; and her good friend and former partner in mission work, Alice (Shields) Ingalls of Bagley.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Carol and Katelyn Bronstad
Email:
luckylady3856@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday June 24, 2009

Memories

Bernis will be sadly missed from friends and family. and everyone from church. Etc Etc.. she was a very sweet lady and will be missed very much. We will miss her smiles and laughter and her happy face. thank you.

Name:
Carol and Katelyn Bronstad
Email:
luckylady3856@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday June 24, 2009

Memories

Bernis will be sadly missed from friends and family. and everyone from church. Etc Etc.. she was a very sweet lady and will be missed very much. We will miss her smiles and laughter and her happy face. thank you.