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 Germantown, IL


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Bernadine M. Hemker



  Visitation:  Sunday, April 11, 2010              4:00-8:00 PM
                    Monday, April 12, 2010     11:00 AM-1:30 PM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

  Services:   Monday, April 12, 2010                      2:00 PM
                    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso



Bernadine M. Hemker, nee Eversgerd, 95 of Bartelso, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Aviston Countryside Manor. 

Mrs. Hemker was born November 14, 1914 in Germantown, IL to Ludwig and Mary (Wilken) Eversgerd; they preceded her in death. 

She married Edward Hemker Sr. on May 10, 1938 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown; he  preceded her in death on May 5, 1995. 

Also preceded in death by a son, Edward Hemker Jr.; granddaughters, Sharon Hemker, Nita  Hemker-Wall, and Mary Rickhoff; a son-in-law, Clarence “Yank” Rickhoff; brothers, Louis Eversgerd, Alvin Eversgerd, Joe Eversgerd, and her twin Alphonse Eversgerd; and sisters-in-law, Censie Eversgerd, Helen Eversgerd, and Betty Eversgerd. 

Surviving are her children, Louis “Sonny” (Jane) Hemker of Bartelso, Florence “Flo” (Julius) Rickhoff-Granda of Bartelso, Ethel (Laverne) Zurliene of Beckemeyer, Robert (Carol) Hemker of Bartelso, and Marvin (Janet) Hemker of Bartelso; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Goldman of Carlyle; 34 Grandchildren, 63 Great-Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Olive Eversgerd of Albuquerque, NM. 

Bernadine was a homemaker and a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Bartelso, the Young at Heart Club, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso. 

Visitation will be Sunday, April 11, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Monday, April 12, 2010 from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials can be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church and will be received at the funeral home.



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