Bernice L. Gusewelle

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Bernice L. Gusewelle, age 91 of Glen Carbon, IL, died Thursday, January 04, 2018, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

She was born on Monday, June 07, 1926, in Edwardsville, IL, the daughter of Ferd and Minnie (nee Strohmeier) Bartels.

On Sunday, November 05, 1944, she married Melvin W. Gusewelle who passed away on May 20, 2013.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL.

Bernice was born in Fort Russell Township, Edwardsville, IL. She was reared in Hamel on a farm about a mile south of Hamel. After her marriage to Melvin, they lived in Hamel. She worked for Henkhouse Grocery Store in Hamel, IL. She worked at Edwardsville National Bank in Edwardsville, IL for many years. She enjoyed cooking and quilting. Her and her husband enjoyed dancing at Germantown and Highland. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Son – Richard L. (Joan) Gusewelle, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Beverly A. (Thomas) Stipcak, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Brett Stipcak, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Brian (Jamie) Stipcak, New Douglas, IL
Grandchild – Brad Stipcak, Topeka, KS
Grandchild – April Chapman, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Ellen (Michael) Ireland, Columbia, MO
Grandchild – Erin (Matt) Jones, Austin, TX
Grandchild – Marcy Molinar, Litchfield, IL
Great Grandchild – Grace Chapman, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Nathan Chapman, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Riley Stipcak, New Douglas, IL
Great Grandchild – Raven Stipcak, New Douglas, IL
Great Grandchild – Isabelle Ireland, Columbia, MO
Great Grandchild – Josie Ireland, Columbia, MO
Great Grandchild – Henry Ireland, Columbia, MO
Great Grandchild – Blake Jones, Austin, TX
Sister – Faye (Roy) McMillen, Troy, IL
Brother – Kenneth (Marie) Bartels, Frisco, TX
Nieces and Nephews – Nieces and Nephews – Many
Sister In-law – Gladys Wilkening, Hamel, IL
Sister In-law – Betty Julian, Kansas City, MO
Brother In-law – Vernon (Kathy) Gusewelle, Festus, MO

She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Melvin W. Gusewelle – Died 5/20/2013
Father – Ferd Bartels
Mother – Minnie Bartels, nee Strohmeier
Daughter – Brenda L. Molinar – Died 12/2/1981
Son – Marlin R. Gusewelle – Died 8/14/2004
Grandchild – Megan L. Molinar – Died 12/2/1981
Brother – Alfred H. Bartels – Died May 1950
Brother – Earl F. Bartels – Died 11/6/1980
Brother – Norman W. Bartels – Died 6/7/1964
Sister – Helen M. Vieth – Died 11/07/2006
Brother In-law – Jerome T. Vieth – Died 7/26/1993

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL., with Rev. William Gleason, Assistant Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL.

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