Bernice M. Slaasted, 96, died Monday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center with family and friends at her side. Daughter of John George and Francis (Peil) Hueffner, she attended Horlick High School. On December 6, 1941, she married the love of her life, Hans C. Slaasted, they celebrated 59 ½ years together. Hans passed away on April 21, 2001. From this union, six children were born: Dale (Sharon) Slaasted, Carol Meshenky, Lynn (Kevin) Wirt, John, Joan, Jeffrey Slaasted. YAHTZEE was her passion, she could play it for hours but nothing came before “MY BREWERS.” From their first game in Milwaukee until the end, she always referred to them as “MY BREWERS” and didn’t miss a TV or Radio game.
Bernice is survived by her children, Dale, Carol, Lynn, John, Jeffrey. In addition, she is further survived by one brother, George Hueffner; 12 grandchildren, Terri Slaasted, Scott (Carrie) Slaasted, Andrea Cooper, Kris (Brian) Seay, Steve (Deb) Meshenky, Matthew Meshenky, Marc Rannow, Kyle Rannow, Cory Wirt, Amy Propsom, Katie Slaasted, Samuel Slaasted; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Hans, daughter, Joan; daughter-in-law, Theresa Slaasted, sisters, Grace Kuree, and Lois Pye.
Friends and family are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday at 3 p.m. followed by a 4 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue, with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Private interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32 on Thursday. In place of flowers, donations to Sacred Heart Parish, TWO Lives ONE Heart Foundation (a 501c3), or to a charity of your choice in Bernice’s’ name are suggested by the family.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.