Bernice A. Wegner, 92, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility.
She was born Aug. 12, 1911, in southern Clay County, the daughter of Anthony Fretz and Ora Lasell Fretz. She graduated from Ashboro High School in 1930.
On April 29, 1934, she married Richard A. Wegner. They had a family farm in Clay County for many years. The raised cattle and were grain farmers.
She enjoyed quilting and did so for many years with the Bethel United Methodist Women's quilting group. She was devoted to her husband and family. She tended the garden and canned everything she could. She was working on latch-hook rugs even while in the nursing home. She was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Roy Gayle Haddon of Reelsville; two daughters-in-law, Jean Wegner of Cincinnati and Mary Ann Wegner of Cory; five grandchildren, Linda Pell and husband Bryan, Larry Haddon and wife Karen, Troy Wegner and wife Carrie, Tara Clements and husband Jay and Tony Wegner and wife Bryanna; 15 great-grandchildren, Carrie, Deedra and Erin Pell, Mandy, Jerrod and Justin Haddon, Dustin Stouder, Allen Warren, Jordan Wegner, Corrine, Hannah, Ian, Eric and Miles Clements and Alex Hughes; great-great-grandchildren, Destiny and James William Stouder; one brother, H. Cecil Fretz of Center point; four sisters, Elsie Dunn of Evans, Ga., V. Ruth Stant of Dublin, Ind., Doris E. Romas and husband Gayle of Brazil and Norma Jean Rector of Center Poin; one sister-in-law, Rosa Andrew and husband John of Indianapolis; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard A. Wegner, in 1975; two sons, Richard Warren Wegner in 1991 and Ralph Edwin Wegner in 2003; one sister, Vera Sharp; and two brothers, Ralph Fretz and Paul Fretz.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Alstott and Chester Hapenny officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday prior to services.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Union United Methodist Church, Window Fund or American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.