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510 2nd Ave S
PO Box 278
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 783-9777
Fax: (608) 782-7939
Bernice Rieple

Bernice Elaine Rieple (Tierney)

Saturday, December 29th, 1934 - Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

HOLMEN, Wis. --- Bernice Elaine Rieple, age 84 years,of Holmen,Wisconsin died peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Bernice E. Rieple was born December 29, 1934 in East Providence, Rhode Island to Edward and Myrtle (Reid) Tierney. Bernice graduated from East Providence High School. She continued her education and graduated from Bryant College, in Providence, Rhode Island in 1953. Bernice married Ray Moe Rieple, on November 17, 1956 in East Providence, Rhode Island. Bernice has since resided in Holmen, Wisconsin.

Bernice was actively involved in the Holmen Community. She was a long time member of Holmen Lutheran Church. She is a past President of Holmen Lutheran Church ELCA and also a past President of Holmen American Auxiliary. Bernice also volunteered at Sand Lake Elementary and Holmen Nutritional Center. Bernice worked for 12 years for the Holmen School District, as Head Cook at Oak Grove Elementary School, and loved her coworkers and job.

Bernice was a devoted wife, good friend and a loving and caring Mom.

Bernice Rieple is survived by her daughter, Kathie (John) Whittaker of Royal Palm Beach, FL and their son Lucas and his daughters Alaina and Allison. Two sons, John (Patsy) Rieple, of Galesville, and their children Jacob and Jessica; Tom (Julianna) Rieple of Galesville, and their children Amber and her sons Nathaniel and Finn, Lisa and her son Jayden, and Joshua. Foster son Daniel (Ann) Peterson and their son Peder. Sister, Margaret (Rusty) Fried of Phoenix, AZ, and sister in-law, Phyllis Kramer, of LaCrosse. She is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, two brothers Norman (Claire) Tierney and Charles (Marion) Leonhard and two brothers in-law Frank Rieple and Herbert Kramer.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday June 10, 2019 at the Holmen Lutheran Church, Pastor Matt Toso will officiate. Burial will follow in the Long Coulee Cemetery. A luncheon in the Church fellowship hall. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. The Holmen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 284 will hold a prayer service at 10:45 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Bernice’s name to Lutheran World Relief. (Link at the bottom of the page.)

The family would also like to thank the staff of Eagle Crest North, Hillview Healthcare and Gunderson Hospice for their compassion and guidance over the past year.

Our Mother was a frequent Saturday night church goer and she really loved when the small children gathered up the money placed in the aisle for donations to Lutheran World Relief.

This is why we chose Lutheran World Relief for her memorial.

If you prefer to send a memorial donation in a card please use the following address:

The Rieple Family
W19576 Saw Mill Road
Galesville, WI 54630
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    June 10, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    June 10, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Holmen Lutheran Church
    Address
    228 Morris Street
    HOLMEN, WI 54636
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  • Wake Service 1

    June 10, 2019 | 10:45am - 11:00am
    When
    June 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
    Location
    American Legion Auxiliary Service
  • Service

    June 10, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    June 10, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holmen Lutheran Church
    Address
    228 Morris Street
    HOLMEN, WI 54636
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    Officiant
    Rev. Matt Toso
  • Interment

    June 10, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    June 10, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Long Coulee Cemetery
    Address
    HOLMEN, WI 54636
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holmen Lutheran Church
    Address
    228 Morris Street
    HOLMEN, WI 54636
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF INC.

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Jeffrey Nelson

Posted at 11:05pm
Dear Kathie, John, Tom and Danny:
I am so very sorry to hear of Bernice's passing. She has remained a very special person in my life and I just happened to see her obituary today. I send my condolences and those of my siblings as well. All of you remain in my heart... Jeff Nelson
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Bruce N. Tierney

Posted at 02:18pm
I would like to send my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Rieple Family. Very sad to hear about the passing of Aunt Bernice. She was a very special caring and loving person. My thoughts and prayers go out to all. Love, Bruce Tierney
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The rieple Family

Posted at 01:43pm
Our Mother was a frequent Saturday night church goer and she really loved when the small children gathered up the money placed in the aisle for donations to Lutheran World Relief.

This is why we choose Lutheran World Relief for her memorial.

Online donations are fairly simple. Just click Donate, choose the amount, check the in memory of box, and type in Mom's name. Please use the email address john.rieple@gmail.com if you would like to send a note to the family.
If you prefer to send a memorial donation in a card please use the following address:

The Rieple Family
W19576 Saw Mill Road
Galesville, WI 54630

Thank you!
The Rieple Family
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