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IN MEMORY OF Bernice Mae Gass

June 4, 2014

Bernice Mae Gass  
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Bernice Mae Gass
Funeral services are at Christ Lutheran Church Slayton, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 with Rev. Dawn Quame officiating. 
1940 - Bernice Mae Gass - 2014

Bernice Gass, the daughter of John Sr. and Bessie (Haack) Uittenbogaard, was born on November 5, 1940 in Sanborn, Iowa. They moved to Slayton, Minnesota when she was young and she attended country school and graduated from the Slayton High School in 1959 as the Valedictorian. She then worked as a medical technician at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. In 1966 she moved back to Slayton. Bernice was united in marriage to Frank Gass on January 11, 1969 in Slayton. After their marriage they lived and farmed east of Slayton. Frank passed away in 2006 and Bernice moved into Slayton in 2010. Bernice passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 73. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton where she was on various committees and groups. She also volunteered at the Murray County Fair serving as the superintendent of the canning and baking. Bernice enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, making preserves, sewing, fishing, camping and “picking”. She especially enjoyed playing with her grandkids and spending time with her family. She was affectionately known as “Aunt B” by her nieces and nephews and “Grandma B” by her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two sons: Franklin Bradley (Whendy) Gass, Slayton, MN and Timothy Russell (Casey) Gass, Slayton, MN; two grandchildren: Kendall and Karlee Gass both of Slayton, MN; three brothers: John Jr. (Pat) Uittenbogaard, Fulda, MN, Dennis (Susan) Uittenbogaard, Faribault, MN and Bryan (Annette) Uittenbogaard, Lexington, KY and sister Kathy Uittenbogaard, Slayton, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services are at Christ Lutheran Church Slayton, MN at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 with Rev. Dawn Quame officiating. The organist is LaDean Lang. The soloist is Brad Louwagie. The pallbearers are John Uittenbogaard III, Dan Uittenbogaard, Tony Staples, Chris Black, Adam Uittenbogaard and Shawn Edmundson. Interment at the Slayton City Cemetery Slayton, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign guestbook online at www.totzkefuneralhome.com.    


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