Berniece M. (Brown) Wasnich

Died: Fri., Jun. 9, 2017


Private Committal

Location: Floral Grove Cemetery


Visitation

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 11, 2017
Location: Pioneer


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Berniece “Bea” M. Wasnich, 94, passed peacefully early Friday morning at her home.  She was born on April 30, 1923 in Huntington, Indiana to Aaron E. and Zelma M. (Zeiter) Brown.  Bea married Augustus “Gus” Swank on June 16, 1945 and he preceded her in death January 8, 1965; she married Chris Wasnich on March 30, 1974 and he preceded her in death January 22, 1985.  Bea enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, and mushroom hunting.  Over the years she worked at various restaurants and factories.

She is survived by three children, Sharon (Bill) Fraley of Angola, Myrtle Swank (Deane Driver) of Pioneer, and Beverly (Jim) Hudson of Montgomery, Michigan; sister Virginia Lautermilch of Wildwood, Florida; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Gus and Chris, daughter Mary Henderson, three step sons, Norman, Jerry and Darrell Wasnich, four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation for Bea will be on Sunday, June 11th from 12-3pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.  A graveside service will be held at a later date at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.  Memorial contributions may be made to CHP - Hospice or Pioneer Senior Center.

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Terri Wasnich- VandeZande
   Posted Fri June 09, 2017
I would like to express my sympathy to the family of Bee, A wonderful mother, wife, an friend to all that new her . A very proud person she was and very dedicated to her responsibilities . To know Bee was to respect her for the love that she gave . RIP Bee You will always be remembered ....

Terri Wasnich- VandeZande
   Posted Fri June 09, 2017
I would like to express my sympathy to the family of Bee, A wonderful mother, wife, Grandmother and friend to all that new her . A very proud person she was and very dedicated to her responsibilities . To know Bee was to respect her for the love that she gave . RIP Bee You will always be remembered ....

liz lawson
   Posted Sat June 10, 2017
so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with bea at one of those many resturants always love her young spirit !

Marilyn Dunseth Moor
   Posted Sat June 10, 2017
Myrtle, I couldn't get this name to go with the right person until I saw her picture. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She definitely was an inspiration to everyone she met. She was a wonderful lady and a great baker and always had a great sense of humor! She will be missed for sure. Keeping you and your sisters and their families in my prayers. Glad to have had the opportunity to meet her and you in my lifetime.

Jerry & Tracy Mercer
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Sorry for Aunt Bea's passing. Just found out about it after getting home from vacation. Hugs and kisses.
Tracy

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