Family services for Bernice Fliehs, 84, of Groton will be 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Groton. The Rev. Craig Grams will officiate. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to services on Sunday.
Bernice passed away Oct. 25, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Groton.
Bernice Arlene was born on April 17, 1928, in Aberdeen to Walter and Lorna (Gengerke) Schmidt. She was baptized and confirmed at the First English Lutheran Church of Groton. Bernice attended East Hanson School and graduated from Groton High School in 1946. She then studied in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Western Union Telegraph School. Bernice worked as a teletype operator in Chicago, Ill., for Western Union.
On Sept. 27, 1947, she united in marriage with Harvey Richard Fliehs Sr. at the First English Lutheran Church. Together, they celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Celebrating her life is her husband, Harvey, their children: Judy Feser, Joan (Jerry) Johnson, Harvey (Sue) Fliehs II, all of Groton; and grandchildren: Aaron (Chasity) Feser, Heather Feser, Carrie (Chuck) Cole, Adam (Amanda) Feser, Jerry Ray Johnson, Lyndsey (Steve) Higgins and Trey (Becah) Fliehs. Bernice is also survived by five great-grandchildren, her sister, Patsy Ritter-Miller of Holland, Mich., and her brother, Gordon Schmidt of Bath.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, two sisters and her son-in-law, Richard Feser.
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren.