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Linda Riel

Bernice Zerr

June 07, 1937 - October 06, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Bernice Zerr. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Bernice was born in Strasburg, ND to a community full of ethic Germans struggling to make ends meet during the Depression.Her father, Peter Baumgartner, was a handyman, and her mother, Barbara, a seamstress.Peter followed the railroad for work and soon called for his family of five (Bernice had two older brothers) to meet him in Yakima, WA.Bernice spent her childhood there, attended Catholic schools, was active in drama/choir, and was...  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the needed comfort and endurance thru this difficult time. Isaiah 41:10
  • Clara  Smith
    Bernice was a wonderful friend, both when we lived close by and after we moved far away. I will always cherish my memories of her and her family! Prayers for all who love and miss her.
  • William Gartner
    Memories of Bernice go back to her wedding to George. I recall that Karen and I were in the wedding party. Karen as the flower girl and myself as the ring bearer. Bernice was so lovely. That would have been the picture I would have chosen for the...  more
  • Karen Wright
    My Aunt Bernice… I remember her laughter, the joyous, heartfelt Baumgartner laugh that filled up a room. I remember that she never forgot to send my family a Christmas card—sending best wishes and keeping family ties alive. I remember being a flower...  more