Bernice S. Noster

Bernice S. Noster (nee Oberheu), 92, of Cedarburg, originally of Grafton, passed away peacefully at Lawliss Family Hospice Center on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Bernice would have been 93 on Dec. 1.

She was born in Grafton on that day in 1929 to Robert and Hulda Oberheu (nee Noltze).   

On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Raymond Noster at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grafton. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Bernice is survived by her daughter Cheri (Allen) Buchholz; grandchildren Bobbie (Ben) Recob and Marcie (Donny) Long; and great-grandchildren Veda Recob, Jules Recob, Finley Long and Sawyer Long.

She is further survived by the stepfamilies of Mike (the late Sandy) Anzia and Wylie (the late Phyllis) Bledsoe, including their children and grandchildren. Bernice is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents, her sisters Verna Effenheim and Melba Borchardt, her brothers-in-law Ervin Effenheim and Gene Borchardt and her stepdaughters Sandy Anzia and Phyllis Bledsoe.

Bernice was a 1947 graduate of Grafton High School and worked as a bookkeeper at Ubbink Coal, Ataco Steel, Kiekhaefer and Noster Trucking.

She lived in Grafton her entire life until she moved to her apartment at Lasata Crossings in Cedarburg seven years ago.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family.

She recently passed her days with jigsaw puzzles, watching the Brewers and socializing with her friends at the Berkshire Apartments and Lasata Crossings.

She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grafton and a dedicated member of the Altar Guild and St. Paul’s Women’s Guild.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton. The Rev. Luke Anderson will officiate.

Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church on Friday from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church are suggested.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of Grafton, Wis., is assisting the family.

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