Bernell F. Bachelier, nee Buettner, 93, of Waterloo, IL, died October 23, 2023, in Waterloo, IL. She was born May 14, 1930, in Columbia, IL.
She is survived by her children, Brenda K. Schreder, Berneta J. Bachelier, Ronald R. (Cynthia) Bachelier, and Richard D. (Keda) Bachelier. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lisa (Barry) Greer, Sherri (Chris) Morris, Laura (Scott) Gross, Kelly Zellerman, Richard (Nicole) Bachelier, Andrea (Tom) Falls, Tiffany McNeill, Erika (Jen Norton) DeMoulin, and great grandchildren Miranda (Aaron) Sandersfeld, Briana Stewart, Samantha (Angi) Smith, Abby (Jon) Grant, Hayden Morris, Carter Gross, Layla Gross, Stella Zellerman, Nora Zellerman, Molly McNeill, Konnor McNeill, Alexis Bachelier, Reese Bachelier, Jackson Bachelier, Brooke Bachelier, Liam Falls, Alex Falls, and great great grandchildren Sophia Kempfer and Maverick Grant, and sister Lou-Ann Sheridan.
She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Hilda Buettner, husband Ronald L. Bachelier, grandson Brian J. Schreder, son-in-law Eugene Schreder, sisters Myrtle Pulcher, Verna Bachelier, Gladys Baumer, and brothers Harry Buettner, Harvey Buettner, and Edward F. 'Flip' Buettner.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo for many years and prior to that St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbia, Illinois, where she was baptized on June 20, 1930. She was then strengthened in her faith through confirmation on June 6, 1943.
She worked for over 20 years as the head cook at the Waterloo High School Unit #5. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, spending time with her children and grandchildren, working in her yard, and worshipping the Lord at church. Bernell and her husband Ron also enjoyed dancing.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo, IL
Hospice of Southern Illinois
or Oak Hill - Arbor Court
4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church
10 AM Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Merritt Demski and Pastor Tony Troup officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL