Bernice Catherine Irlmeier, 94, of Templeton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll surrounded by her family.
A private funeral will be held at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll on Wednesday, July 1, with Father Steven Brodersen officiating. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Bernice was born on Feb. 10, 1926, on her family’s farm near Roselle, Iowa, a daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Haberl) Steffes. She grew up on the farm and attended Holy Angels Catholic School. She raised her family in Templeton and worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Anthony Hospital and then the Manning Hospital for many years.
Bernice was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Templeton. She also volunteered with the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
Bernice is survived by her children and families: Randy Irlmeier (Janice) of Charleston, South Carolina, Beverly Sporrer of Templeton, Gloria Anthony (Wilson Griffin) of Charleston, South Carolina, and Rhonda Schwaller (Dave) of Templeton; daughter-in-law Betty Klocke (Tom) of Coon Rapids; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Colette “Tootie” Wernimont, of Storm Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Josephine Steffes; a son, Gary Irlmeier, and his wifem Joyce; five sisters, Irene Ertz, Betty Wittrock, Florence Kokenge, Hilda Schroeder and Lucille Galloway; two brothers, Lawrence and Norbert Steffes; and two sons-in-law, Cletus Sporrer and Jerry Anthony.