Obituary for Bernice Trierweiler

Bernice M. Trierweiler, 90, Marshfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at House of the Dove in Marshfield with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield where visitation will be from 9:00 am until service time. Rev. Andrew Belt will officiate. The service will be livestreamed at Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield commemorated by her grandson Father Thomas Merkel. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bernice was born on March 1, 1932 in Auburndale, the 5th child of Joseph L. Kohlbeck and Margaret (Gotz) Kohlbeck. She graduated from Marshfield Senior High School and also attended several classes at the tech school.

Bernice worked as a Unit Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 24 years before retiring in 1992. She married Richard G. Schindhelm in 1949. He was involved in a plane accident and preceded her in death in 1952. She married James J. Merkel in 1955. He preceded her in death on August 18, 1980 after a battle with cancer. On March 7, 1992, she married Ted C. Trierweiler.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, sewing, and most of all, watching the grandchildren growing up and playing sports, and all the family gatherings. Then all the great grandchildren started to arrive. How blessed we were. Ted passed away on December 20, 2011. Bernice was a devoted Brett Favre fan and had her famous Wall of Fame with all his pictures.

She is survived by her children: Chuck (Barb) Schindhelm, Mitch (Chell) Merkel, Lori Fellenz (Rick Stautz), Barb (Dan) Trierweiler, and stepchildren: Bonnie (Denny) Steinmann, Steve (Nancy) Trierweiler, Susie (Allen) Oppman, and Dave (Jackie) Trierweiler, 23 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret Kohlbeck, step father, Sheldon Lynn; husbands, Richard Schindhelm, James Merkel, and Ted Trierweiler, son, David Schindhelm, daughter-in-law, Julie Schindhelm, daughter, Bethany “Betsy” Voelker, son-in-law, Bill Voelker, son-in-law, Allen Fellenz; and brothers, George, Roger, Joseph, and Richard.

Memorials to be designated at a later date.

Special thanks to the staff at Aster Living Center, Compassus Hospice, House of the Dove, and Senior Services.

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