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Bernis Nagel


Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Bernis Nagel, age 91, of rural Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, August 3, 2013, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

Bernis was born June 28, 1922, in York Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Elmer and Marie (VanSande) Scheevel. She attended Liberty School through the 8th grade. She worked at the Rochester Dairy and as a domestic laborer until her marriage to Vernal Nagel on February 14, 1947, in the Greenleafton Reformed Church parsonage. The couple made their home on farms in the Greenleafton area. She was a home health aid with Fillmore Co. for over 20 years. Vernal died in 2005. She became a resident of Ostrander Care and Rehab on March 27, of this year.

Bernis was a lifetime member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church where she played piano and was active in their RCW. She was also member of the Farmerettes homemaker group. She loved her family and enjoyed playing Scrabble.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn (Terry) Klomps of rural Spring Valley; two sons, David ( Becky) Nagel of Rochester and Rodney (Sharon) Nagel of Stewartville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley ( Eleanor) Scheevel of Greenleafton and Myron (Gilma) Scheevel of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant great-granddaughter, one sister and brother-in-law and one brother and sister-in-law.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenleafton Cemetery. Friends may call at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 5 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.

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