Bernice M. Markwardt May 12, 1930 - January 31, 2020

Age 89, of West St. Paul

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Anna Kimmel, sister, Joann Newell and son, Gary. Survived by husband of 69 years, Kenneth; sons, Ronald (Devonne), Thomas (Nancy); daughters, Mary (Thomas) Campbell and Jean (Bradley) Krasean; daughter-in-law, Lissa; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jonathan (Ayfer) Markwardt, Eric (Miriam) Campbell, Christopher (Amber) Campbell, Nathan Campbell, Kenneth (Jenn) Markwardt and Bryan Markwardt; great-grandchildren, Ella, Berit, James, Garrison and Isabella; sister, Lucille McGee and brother, Melvin (Shirley) Kimmel. Bernice graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1948 and was a member of Holy Spirit Women’s Club. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 5 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 S Albert Street, St. Paul. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation at church 1 hour prior to Mass. A special thanks to the staffs at Inver Glen Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice. Memorials preferred to Holy Spirit Church, Inver Glen Senior Living or St. Croix Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 5 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 S Albert Street, St. Paul. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation at church 1 hour prior to Mass.

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    Nancy Nelson says

    To the dear Markwardt Family….our deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mom, wife, grandmother, aunt. She was the sweetest lady and I will cherish the times we had to visit (as few as they were) when they came to Hayward. She had love for everyone…what a beautiful legacy to leave on this earth! God be with you all. Much love and prayers,
    Nancy and Dave Nelson and all your friends at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hayward.

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    Janet Rayburn says

    My Deepest Sympathy to Ken, Tom, and family. . My brother Joell, always spoke so highly of Bernice.
    My prayers are with all of you.
    Janet(DeRosia) Rayburn

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      Tom Markwardt says

      Thank you very much Janet. Yes, Joel described mom as a “hoot” and shared stories for decades on how sweet Bea always was to him. Joel holds a special place in all of our hearts 💕. Where did the years go? Thank you for your reaching out and the sympathies. 🙏

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    John Keenan says

    Ken and family, most felt condolences, shared suffering, from Mike and John Keenan. While we have not reached your length of loving together, we both do have more than 50 years “in service” so truly get close to understanding your loss.

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