February 5, 1928 - November 18, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Bernice “Bernie” Decker, age 88, who died Friday at her home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN. Bernice was born in Cold Spring, MN to Thomas Bohnen and Nellie (Berday) Bohnen. She married Walter N. Decker on September 10, 1949 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN. Bernice was employed by Northwestern Bell in Minneapolis, Paynesville Produce Co., World Book Encyclopedia, Avon Cosmetic Products and Cold Spring Granite in Cold Spring, MN. She also was the owner of Decker‘s’ Duds. Bernice enjoyed square and round dancing, playing softball and tennis, league bowling, gardening, shopping, card playing, cooking and baking, fishing and camping. She was the first Majorette for St. Boniface High School Marching Band and the first female salesperson at Cold Spring Granite. Bernice was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Swirling Springers Square Dance Club and Cold Spring Ball and Chain Club. Bernice was a good mother who was always there to give you advice. She always enjoyed a stiff brandy water. She was the Goddaughter of Cold Spring Record founder Peter Honer. Survivors include her children, John (Jan), Jim, Tom, and Patti; siblings, Joyce Phillips-Kunkel, Shirley Manuel, Marlene Macias and Tommy Jr.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter N. “Wally” Decker (August 12, 2000); sister, Yvonne Merten; in-laws, Armand “PeeWee” Phillips, Al Kunkel, Mike Merten, Chuck Manuel, Carlos Macias, Al & Lorraine Lipinski, Larry & Doris Decker, Nicholas & Jean Decker and Ervin Decker.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Bernice “Bernie” Decker, age 88, who died Friday at her home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives... View Obituary & Service Information
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