Bernice Walleser

Bernice Walleser, 91, of Lansing died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. A Private Mass of Christian Burial was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. Private Burial took place at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is helping the family with arrangements.

Bernice was born August 19, 1929 to Frank and Monica May (Hogan) Wagner. She attended country school and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Lansing.

Prior to getting married, Bernice was a nanny and housekeeper for several families. Bernice was united in marriage with Wilfred Eugene Walleser June 26, 1951 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. Nine children were born to this union. Throughout the years, Bernice enjoyed traveling with her husband and sisters, canning, making bread, playing cards, watching the Chicago Cubs, gardening and cooking. She also loved to attend her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Bernice volunteered with the VFW and Meals on Wheels.

Surviving Bernice are her children: Monica Walleser of West Minister, CA, Kenneth (Mary) Walleser of Waterloo, Phyllis (Mike) Martino of La Crosse, WI, Mike Walleser of Lansing, Ron Walleser of Janesville, WI, Lynn  (Mark) Oehler of Cedar Rapids and Neil Walleser of Sun Prairie, WI; 12 grandchildren: Jason, Nathan, Adam, Kyle, Brandon, Dylan, Josh, Makayla, Will, Jack, Tony and Nick; one great-granddaughter, Ellie; and two brothers, Kenneth (Doris) Wagner of Castalia and Clair (Cathy) Wagner of Lansing.

Preceding Bernice in death were her parents, Frank and Monica Wagner; her husband, Wilfred Eugene Walleser in 2002; her sons, Duane Walleser and Jim Walleser; and her siblings, Leota Pfiffner, Cletus Wagner, Dolores Walleser, Melvin Wagner, Lucille Wesseln and Mildred Wagner.

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