Bernadine Alice (Klimek) Busch was born December 24, 1932, to John and Anna (Loeffler) Klimek in Leaf Mountain Township in Otter Tail County. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville. She graduated from Brandon High School.
Bernadine was united in marriage to Donald Busch on July 6, 1955, in Alexandria, MN. Bernadine and Donald lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1955 – 1958 and came back to Minnesota to raise their family on their farm in Leaf Valley, MN. Bernadine worked different jobs including waitressing, cleaning, sales consulting for Alex Carpet One, along with working on the family farm. Bernadine enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, and was an active fisherman. Bernadine was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and after retirement was able to spend time with church friends and volunteering. She also loved spending time with her family and going on many different adventures with them.
Bernadine died December 1, 2019, peacefully at her home in Leaf Valley, MN at the age of 86. She is survived by her son, Roger of Northome; daughters, Marjorie of Phoenix, AZ, Lori (Doug) Johnson of Fort Worth, TX and Brenda (Bryan) Hellerman of Parkers Prairie; brother, Clement (Beatrice) Klimek of Cold Spring; grandchildren, David “Bud” (Megan) Prescott, Tanya (Michael) Harberts, Megan Prescott, Robyn (Patrick) Martin, Jessica Johnson, Ben (Amber) Hellerman, and Brooke Hellerman; step grandchildren, Ken (Denise) Holm, and John (Fatima) Holm; great-grandchildren, Bronson Prescott, Violet Prescott, Zachary Martin, Hattie May Martin, Nolan Martin, Annabelle Martin, Aubree Hellerman, Tucker Hellerman, and Kinsley Harberts; step great-grandchildren, Carter Holm, Rayna Holm, and Taylin Holm. Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; daughters, Bonita Prescott, and Nancy Busch – Christensen; grandson, James Holm; son-in-law, David Holm; brothers, George, Aloysius, Alfred, Carl, Norbert, and Urban; sisters, Cordelia Christian, and Mary Arndt.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Our Lady Of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville with Reverend Peter Vander Weyst officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM with Parish Prayers at 6 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
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