In Memory of Patricia Berning

Visitation (social distancing, and use of masks required)

1:00 pm
Thursday October 22, 2020
Zion Covenant Church
210 N. Beulah St.
Ellsworth WI,

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Zion Covenant Church
210 N. Beulah St.
Ellsworth WI,

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Patricia Ann “Patti” Berning, age 70 of Ellsworth, died on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Patti was born October 9, 1950 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to parents Clarence and Goldie (Schostag) Bibeau. Patti attended school in White Bear Lake, and graduated from White Bear Lake High School with the Class of 1968. Patti worked at MSI Insurance Company, and also provided in-home daycare for many years. She was united in marriage to Donald Berning on May 12, 1984, and their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Carolyn.

Patti enjoyed fishing, camping, horseback riding, as well as dancing, especially polka and waltz. Along with Don, Patti also volunteered through their local 4-H club. Patti loved hummingbirds, and always had a feeder out for them. She enjoyed talking and reminiscing at family get-togethers. Patti especially loved time spent with her grandkids, going to their after school activities, and watching movies with them. She will be missed dearly.

Patti is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Michael Brink) Maciej, grandkids, Rebecca, Cameron, Gabe, and Bella; sisters, Donna Bibeau, and Shirley (Jim) Anderson; brothers-in-law, Larry (Sharon) Berning, and Roy (Bev) Berning; sister-in-law, Theresa (Jim) Lacy; her special dog, Dukie; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Patti was preceded in death by her husband, Don Berning; her parents; her siblings-in-law, Marvin Berning, and Mary Lou (Les) Iehl.

Services for Patti Berning will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Zion Covenant Church, 210 N. Beulah Street in Ellsworth, with Pastor David Hugare officiating. Visitation will be held at church one hour prior to the service. Use of masks and social distancing will be encouraged. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth WI. 715-273-4421

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  • Carrie i am so sorry not able to make it today. I today. I the day off work to come but with this crummy weather of rain sleet and snow i believe that god his sharing his love and happiness that your mom and dad will be together again. It is sad that it happened and nothing can replace them. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family today 🙏 please lets try to get together ❤ soon

  • Patty you were one of best friends when we moved to Ellsworth. You and your hubby made us feel at home, we spent a lot of good times together, chatting, eating out and just enjoying one another. You will always be remembered and always loved . We will miss you dearly.

  • Patti my dear friend, I will miss you!
    I have so many fond memories of our younger
    years. We had some good times, and lots of laughs. Bless you Patti!