Bernice L. Kelly

Bernice L. Kelly

MADISON – Bernice L. Kelly, age 101, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

She was born March 7, 1913, in Eagle Grove Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Bertha (Severson) Midland. She married William H. Kelly on Oct. 15, 1944, in Madison. Bernice worked for the UW-Madison Computer Science Department, retiring after 17 years. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and volunteered for many funerals.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Sheilagh (Mikel) Lien of Blanchardville; and her granddaughter, Dawn (Rob Simons) Schwartz of Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents; brothers, L.T. “Dutch” Midland and Floyd “Shorty” Midland; and sisters, Inez and Sybil.

Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, June 30, 2014, with the Rev. Curtis Everson presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, TV Ministry.

A special thank you to Kim, Michelle, Leah, Joan, Cindy, Diane and Brian at Heritage Assisted Living and also to Dr. Kinsley and her nurse Phil at Agrace HospiceCare.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive