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Bernice “Bernie” (Singer) Berglund was born December 13th, 1922, in Otter Creek North Dakota. She was called by Jesus at the age of 98 June 7th, 2021.
We will always remember Mom by her fun loud laugh & red hair! She was always a hard worker, loving Sister, Aunt, Friend, Wife, “Crazy Grandma”, Pet Sitter & best of all a loving caring Mom & Mother-in-Law.
Mom moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1945 from Butte Montana. Her family settled in Rathdrum on what is known as the Singer Ranch. She lived there with her parents Bill & Annie Singer. Growing up on the ranch created many opportunities to learn, work, play, enjoy life, animals & spend much time with her 7 brothers & 5 sisters. Brothers Ozzie, Raymond “Ray” (Darlene), Cliff, Walter “Walt” (Grace), Herbert “Herb” (Dolores), Lorenze “Lawrence” (Linda), Ben (Val). Sisters Willie (Frank) Paul, Rosie (Jack) Fowler, Darlene (Gordy) Smith, Carol Kenna, Nora (Nels) Nelson. Proceeded in death Willie, Rosie, Gordy, Carol, Nora, Ray, Cliff & Linda. Bernie loved her many nieces & nephews.
She loved to travel with family & friends, sports, cook, & work in the hospitality industry. Her social life was very important to her, we used to kid around about how much later she could stay out then all of us! The people she met during her career were so important to her & often became close friends; they would often ask to sit at one of her tables so they could visit, enjoy her fun outgoing personality & of course listen to that laugh. A few toddies may have been involved as well. During her career In Coeur d’Alene, she worked at Templin’s, Athletic Round Table (ART) & The Coeur d’Alene Resort. In Spokane she worked at the Town & Country. Bernie along with some of her brothers & sisters were the 2nd owners of Tony’s Super Club. Paul & Bonnie D’Alessandro daughter Cheyenne (current owners) and Hadley (crazy, fun bartender) always made Bernie feel so special when she went out there, we will never forget that love, kindness & “girl scout cookies”!
Bernie was proceeded in death by her first husband David Klein. They had 2 Boys, Dowein (Ali) Klein both proceeded in death. Grandkids Wil (Marla) Klein, Jim Klein. Son William “Bill” (Michele, proceeded in death) Klein. Grandkids David & (Tracie) Klein, Chris (Jackie) Klein, Joel (April) Stralser. Bernie had many grandkids & great grandkids whom she loved very much.
Bernie was proceeded in death by 2nd husband Leonard “Swede” Berglund they enjoyed working in the hospitality industry together at Templin’s. They had one son Mark (Carri) Berglund of Coeur d’Alene, ID.
She enjoyed a great life together with her final companion Herbert “Herb” Sanderson (proceeded in death) of Coeur d’Alene. They enjoyed traveling, fishing, scenic picnic drives, sports, social events & cooking meals for friends & family.
Bernie was able to live independently until the age of 95. The last 3 years of her life were spent at Bristol Heights Assisted Living. We wish to thank all the family & friends who continued to visit her weekly, both meant the world to her, she always mentioned how blessed she was to have so much company, caring & loving family & friends, we will forever be grateful for all of you! Many thanks to the staff at Bristol Heights & Hospice of North Idaho for the care, support, & friendship you provided. Mom was ready, she told the staff on the morning of June 7th, Jesus told her he loved her, & it was time to go, she never looked back. God Bless You.
A graveside service will be held at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, June 24th at 1:00 pm. A celebration of life will be immediately following. Details provided at the service.