Bernice Minerich

  • Born: August 15, 1926
  • Died: April 1, 2019
  • Location: Ellenboro, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043
Tel. (828) 657-6383

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Message From The Family

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Bernice Minerich, age 92, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at her residence.
Bernice was born August 15, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Bernard Mayer and Susan Wachs Mayer. She lived most of her life in the Chicago area. Bernice was active in the Methodist Church where she participated in the choir and the Methodist women's society. After moving to Rutherford County in 2006, she became a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Bernice was an avid gardener and a vital part of the Oswego, Illinois Garden Club. She had a "green thumb" and could grow about any type of flower or vegetable.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Charles Minerich; grandson, Steven Bartuska; brother, Nick Mayer and a sister, Lillian Mayer-Simmons.
Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Susan Bartuska (George) of Wellford, SC and Laurie Gagner of Ellenboro; son, Joe Minerich of Aurora, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Scott Bartuska, Chris Warner, Amanda Warner, Julie Warner, William LeDonne, P.J. LeDonne, Matt LeDonne and five great-grandchildren, Jackson Bartuska, Kailey Warner, Makenna Colbert, Lilli Brown-Warner and Ryan LeDonne.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Terry Honeycutt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.


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so sorry for the loss,our mothers are everything ,prayers for you and family

Posted by sonya monteith - spindale, NC   April 04, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss Laurie Gagner and family

Posted by Cynthia Wester - Ellenboro, NC - Friend   April 03, 2019

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