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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
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Virginia Bernier

Virginia Helen Bernier

Saturday, March 1st, 1924 - Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Virginia H. Bernier, Age 94 of Eastlake, Michigan died Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
She was born on March 1, 1924 in Manistee, Michigan the daughter of the late Leo & Regina (Luczyak) Horaszewski. She attended Merritt School and Eastlake School. On June 23, 1945 she married William C. Bernier at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1964.
Virginia had been employed as a sales associate at Closson’s Jewelry & Gifts and at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in the Housekeeping Department, retiring on February 11, 1989 after over 19 years of dedicated and faithful service. She enjoyed her job.
She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee. (St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel Shrine) She loved going out to eat, dance, travel, and collecting smiley faces. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends. Cleaning perch with Chuck was also a special time.
She is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law; Charles & Donna (Krause) Bernier and Wayne & Barbara (Oleniczak) Bernier and her three children; Jennifer Bernier and her friend Tom Braun, Paul Bernier (Jackie Howe) of Manistee and Sara Bernier of Lake City. Also surviving are her sister-in-law; Helga Horaszewski of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Eastlake and close friend Janet Gutowski of Manistee, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, William she was also preceded in death by her brother; Richard Horaszewski, sisters; Clara (Harvey) Berg, Delores (Larry) Allen, and Florence (Mike) Clark., her best friend Doris Calder of Eastlake and her close and dear friend; Leo Gutowski of Manistee.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee with Father Zeljko Guberovic celebrant. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until time of the Mass.
Memorials in Virginia’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.
Please visit Virginia’s personal page of memories at to share a story or photo. Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -Manistee
    254 6th Street
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church -Manistee
    254 6th Street
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Mount Carmel Cemetery -Manistee


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Roxanne rowley

Posted at 08:15pm
Wayne and family, So sorry about the passing of your mom. It is hard to lose a parent no matter what your age. Blessings to you at this sad time. Roxanne Rowley

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