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Berniece Joan Clarke, 93, of Miller, formerly of Wessington

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2013

MILLER — Berniece Joan Clarke, 93, of Miller, formerly of Wessington, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. 

Visitation with the family present will be today from 5 to 7 p.m.with a 7 p.m. prayer service and Eastern Star ceremony, all at the Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Wessington with burial at the Wessington Cemetery immediately after the service. American Legion Auxiliary graveside services will be held at the grave site.

Berniece Joan Muhs was born on March 19, 1920, to Henry and Mabel (Lee) Muhs on the farm seven miles south of Vayland. She graduated from Wessington High School in 1938.

She married Ralph Clarke on June 16, 1940.

She is survived by her children, Marge (Guy) Kleinsasser, Norfolk, Neb., Dennis (Joan), Pierre; and Jack (Jeanne), Britton; daughter-in-law Gloria (Roger) Ottertail, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Shirley Ricker, Vancouver, Wash.; Jean Daetwiler Parsons, Kan.; Audrey Larson, and Patricia (Aldon Schimke) Nagel, Huron; and brother, Wayland (Florence) Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers-in-law Lester, Aberdeen and Roy, Miller; and sister-in-law Jean Clarke (Donald), Wessington, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; son, Roger; daughter-in-law, Audrey and one granddaughter; brother and sister-in-law, Floyd “Rusty” and Jean Muhs; sister, Mary; sisters-in-law Charlotte (Lester) Clarke and Betty (Roy) Clarke and brothers-in-law Delton Larson, Harry Nagel, George Ricker, Donald Clarke and Alvin Daetwiler.

Rembold Funeral Home of St. Lawrence is in charge of arrangements.  Visit www.remboldfuneralhome.com. 

For the complete article see the 10-15-2013 issue.

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