Bernice (Spieker) Hadash, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Bernice was 87 years old.
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. A rosary will be prayed at 8:45 AM that morning followed by a visitation that will go on until the Mass starts. Burial will be immediately following the funeral mass at the church cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Christ the King Catholic Church.
Bernice was born November 15th 1934 to Charles and Hermina “Minnie” (Laumeyer) Spieker in rural Long Prairie. She attended St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel Catholic Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. During high school she helped on the family farm and worked at the Long Prairie Bakery and Harts department store. She graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1952. On June 27, 1957 she married her soulmate, Edward Hadash, and they raised their children on their family farm west of Browerville.
Bernice found it relaxing to crochet name-plates and she crocheted well over 100 names and potholders. She enjoyed reading inspirational books, baking, gardening, playing cards and dancing with Eddie. Together they enjoyed family time with their sons playing board games, cards, snowmobiling, and fishing. She enjoyed quilting with her sisters and together they made quilts for all the nieces and nephews as wedding gifts. She enjoyed traveling with the family and taking trips with the Garden Club.
She worked at the Todd County courthouse as a Deputy County Treasurer for 5 years and then worked there part-time for 15 years in various positions.
Bernice took joy in helping people and shared her many talents by volunteering 18 years from 1965 to 1983 as the church and school secretary and bookkeeper. She also was on both the church and the parochial school boards and served as Eucharistic minister. Bernice worked part-time for the Clarissa Care Center from 1991-2001 as a CNA, Hospice Home Care with Staples Agency from 1991 to 2011 and also 15 years as a Roadrunner for Todd County.
Bernice is survived by her family: Richard (Sharon) Hadash of Miltona, Edward (Jill) Hadash of Burnsville and Mark (Ann) Hadash of St. Joseph. Sisters: Marie Weiland of Hastings, Lila (Joseph) Claseman of Long Prairie and Rose (Verne) Stadtherr of Willmar, sister-law Edna Ness, along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward, daughters, Linda and Cynthia, her parents, brothers, Norman Spieker, Charles Spieker and Fred Spieker, sisters Lorraine Clasemann and Jeanette Geisenhof, brother-in-laws, William Weiland, Joseph Geisenhof, Francis Clasemann and Arnold Ness.