Josephine D. Berner

Josephine D. Berner

Josephine D. Berner, age 87, of Janesville, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. She was born in Janesville on March 19, 1925, the daughter of Adolf and Amelia (Bier) Honisch.

She married Louis J. Berner on April 27, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Janesville. She worked in the produce department for Woodman’s Supermarket until her retirement on October 1, 1984. Josephine was a member of the 50 Plus Club, St. Mary’s Catholic Church (where she also served funeral lunches), the Moose Lodge and Woodman’s Retiree Club. She enjoyed traveling, crafting, gardening, collecting spoons and plates from foreign countries and Santa’s from around the world.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Louis; 2 children, Patricia (Charles) Grimm of Lancaster, NY and Thomas J. (Carol) Berner of Janesville; 2 grandchildren, Eric Grimm of LaCrosse and Erin Grimm of Lancaster, NY; a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Kautz; 3 step-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dorothy (Gordon) Nelson and Veronica Cavey; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville with Rev. Stephen J. Umhoefer officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville. A visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Janesville. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.