Bernice R. Biese

Bernice R. Biese, age 75 of Chilton, died on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Willowdale Health and Rehabilitarion Center in New Holstein.  She was born July 21, 1945, daughter of the late Otto & Dorothy (Jacobs) Reiser. Bernice graduated from New Holstein High School, class of 1963 and married Floyd P. Biese the following year on September 26, 1965 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown.

Following their marriage, Bernice worked for the Salvatorian Center in New Holstein and dedicated much of her life to her family.  Her specific attention to detail and the appreciation of things being in a logical order helped keep her household running smoothly and the Salvatorian Center firing on all cylinders.  

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and amassed a collection of Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines that are hard to numerate.  As an aficionado of music, Bernice appreciated Polka Music, looking forward to nights of dancing with her husband throughout the local area and the joyous songs of the Jerry Schneider Program Saturday mornings on the radio.  In her free time, Bernice picked up the skill of bowling, belonging to the women’s league and a couples league at Pla-Mor Lanes in Chilton.  

Survivors include her husband: Floyd; her children: Ronald (Kay) Biese, Denise Bangart and her fiancé, Michael Gerhartz, Kris (Phil) Pastorelli, Lori Klotz and her special friend, Shane Nebl, Nancy (Larry) Hintz; 19 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; her siblings: Leroy (Kathy) Reiser, Kathy (Delmer) Nett, Donald (Denise) Reiser; and her siblings-in-law: Ken (Betty) Biese, Caroline (Clarence) Schneider, Ruth Biese, Mary Biese & Rogene Biese.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Jon Thorson officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Charlestown.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wendesday, June 23, 2021 and on Thursday at the church from 9:00 am until 10:45 am when the Mass will take place.