Bernice T. Donius, nee Prescher, 92, of Waterloo, IL, died April 29, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. She was born August 7, 1928, in E. St. Louis, IL.
She is survived by her children Marlene (Dennis) Haegele, Marvin (Marguerite) Donius, Kenny Donius, Lynn Warner, & Susan (David Lyons) Donius; seven grandchildren Christine (Alex) Baumstark, Michelle (Jonathan) Penny, Diana (Jon) Wellmann, Brian (Joyce) Donius, Matthew Warner, Kirsten Lyons, and Justin Lyons; seven great grandchildren Alonna Wellmann, William, Charles, and Martin Penny, Nicholas Baumstark, and Calvin and Elizabeth Donius.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Edwin H. Donius; parents Edwin J. & Mathilda L. (nee Krupp) Prescher; and brothers Elmer Prescher and Wilmer Prescher.
Bernice was baptized August 26, 1928 at home and then confirmed April 6, 1941 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, Illinois. She graduated Waterloo High School May 29, 1946 and married Edwin Donius on August 28, 1948. She was employed at Clementine Residence and served as a general community volunteer for many years.
Bernice was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault, Ladies Aid, Renault American Legion Auxiliary #1215, and Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Holy Cross Cemetery Fund
12 Noon until 2 PM Monday, May 3, 2021 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church
** Masks required and social distancing to be followed
Private Funeral Service, followed with burial in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery Renault, IL