Bernice Peters

Bernice Peters, 94, of Rembrandt died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Longhouse Residence-Northshire in Spencer. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements. 

Bernice Stange, the daughter of John and Florence (Dean) Stange was born at Doon, on Feb. 5, 1923.  She lived her youth in the Hull community where she was baptized and received her education.

On Dec. 20, 1940, Bernice was united in marriage to Elmer Peters at Sioux City and this couple was blessed with four children: Donna, Robert, Ronald and Roger.  Following their marriage, Bernice and Elmer lived on a farm near Rembrandt where Bernice was a homemaker and helped Elmer with the farming operation. She later was a cook at the Rembrandt school. In 1969, they moved to Minnesota where they continued farming.  They relocated to Spirit Lake in the late 1970s and resided there until retiring to Rembrandt in 1984.

When they first lived in Rembrandt after their marriage, they were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Following their return to Rembrandt in 1984, they were affiliated with United Methodist Church. Special interests of Bernice’s included sewing, crafting, her flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and enjoying their activities. She and Elmer always looked forward to the Tuesday Dinner Date in Sioux Rapids for fellowship and playing cards with their friends.  The couple also spent their winter months in McAllen, Texas where they made many lifelong friends.

Bernice’s life is cherished and celebrated by her family which include her husband of 77 years, Elmer, of Spencer; her children: Donna (Maynard) Patten of Webb; Robert (Connie) Peters of Sioux Rapids; Ronald (Coelet) Peters of Rembrandt; and Roger (Barb) Peters of Rembrandt; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.