Bernice Wiskerchen


Bernice M. Wiskerchen (nee Schmit), age 94, of Random Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Bernice was born July 6, 1925, near Little Kohler, the daughter of John and Leona Huiras Schmit. She was baptized at Mother of Sorrow (St. Mary’s) Church in Little Kohler.
Later, the family moved near Random Lake, where she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Random Lake High School with the Class of 1941.
She was employed as a bookkeeper at the State Bank of Random Lake before she married Alvin Wiskerchen on Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Mary’s Church in Random Lake. They settled on the Wiskerchen homestead in Fredonia, where they raised their family and farmed together until Alvin’s death on May 7, 1987.
Bernice enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking and traveling, but most of all, spending time with her family.
Bernice is survived by her son Robert (Margaret) Wiskerchen of Fredonia; daughter Jane (Ward) Weaver of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Katie (Dave) Schmidt of Cedarburg, Sarah (Michael) Pinzl of Cedarburg, Nicholas (Sara) Wiskerchen of Washington D.C., Anne (Jeff) Rierson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jacob (Abby) Wiskerchen of Fort Collins, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Max and Sam Schmidt and Delaney and Lillian Pinzl; her sisters Doris Mueller and Virginia Bittner; sister-in-law Jo Ann Schmidt; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband Alvin and their infant son Gary, Bernice was preceded in death by parents; her father and mother-in-law Nicholas and Margaret Wiskerchen; her brother Jack Schmit; and brothers and sisters-in-law Herbert Mueller, Wilbert Bittner, Alfred and Marion Wiskerchen-Haen and LeRoy and Doris Wiskerchen.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 5330 Hwy. B, Belgium, with the Rev. Gideon Buya presiding.
Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Little Kohler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Horizon Hospice are appreciated.
Bernice and her family would like to extend a special note of gratitude to the exceptional staff for the care she received over the last two years at Ellen’s Home and most recently Horizon Hospice. We would also like to acknowledge all the family and friends who supported her and her family during this time.
Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is served the family.
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