Verona – Bernetta A. Michels, age 95, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Four Winds Lodge, Verona.

She was born on May 17, 1918 in Mt. Calvary, WI to Joseph and Frances (Winter) Michels. She graduated from St. Agnes School of Nursing in Sheboygan, spent her nursing years in Monroe, WI and later as Operating Room Supervisor at Madison General Hospital in Madison, WI.

She is survived by a special cousin, Rosemary Holzmann and family. She is further survived by her adopted families, who knew her as “Miss Mike” or “Aunt Mike”: Marion Thoresen and her three sons, Erik (Marilee) Thoresen, and their children, Paul and Graham; Dr. Christopher Thoresen, and his children, Logan, Tess and Haley; and Michael (Kim) Thoresen and their children, Alex, Sally and Annie; and Gary (Careyann) Vogt, and their children, Dr. Matthew (Breanna) Vogt and Alyssa (Ryan).

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert (Jeanette) Michels.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Good Shepherd Catholic Parish at the St. James Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, with Msgr. Thomas Baxter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Memorials may be made to Four Winds Manor and Lodge, Agrace Hospice, Good Shepherd Catholic Parish or the charity of your choice.

Many thanks to the supportive staff at Four Winds Manor and Lodge in Verona, WI, Agrace Hospice and her physician, Dr. Thomas Hyzer at Associated Physicians in Madison.

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