Berndina Esther Marcus, age 99, of Prinsburg, passed peacefully with family by her side into the arms of Jesus on June 12, 2018 at Bethesda Grand. Berndina Dykema Marcus was born September 13, 1918 in Roseland, daughter of Nickolas and Gertie (De Jager) Dykema. They settled and farmed southwest of Prinsburg until retirement in 1976 when they moved into Prinsburg.
A celebration of life service at the First Christian Reformed church will be held at a later date, Wednesday, June 27 at a.m. She grew up in the Roseland community and attended Roseland School. In later years Berndina lived at Westview Village and then moved to Bethesda Heritage in 2008 and Bethesda Grand in 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sister Allene Hookom and her husband Kenneth, Brother Allen Johnson and his wife Mary, Sister Arlys Molenaar and her husband Melvin, Brother Daryl Johnson, and Brothers-in-law John Jaenisch and Donald Sabin.
In lieu of gifts to the family, donations to Raymond Fire and Rescue, and Central Minnesota Christian Schools Building Fund would be appreciated.
Berndina enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting and cooking Her specialty was making wonderful pies.
Berndina especially enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Left to her memory are numerous nieces and nephews.Cloud; five grandchildren: Sharon (and Jeffrey) Dingman, Susan Nelson (and special friend, Michael), Aaron (and Nicki) Wells, Amber (and Drew) Nielsen, and Adrien Wells (and special friend, Katie); and seven great-grandchildren: Cyril Rogers, Isabelle Rogers, Aiden Rogers, Mason Calhoun, Lindsey Calhoun, Nora Wells, and Amelia Wells.Also surviving are a brother: Alvin (and Char) Ledeboer; four sisters: Luella Swart, Harriet (and Robert) Hasper, Jean (and Joel) Peters, and Connie (and Daryl) Berghuis; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.Beatrice Elaine Kleinhuizen was born March 22, 1931 on a farm near Prinsburg, Minnesota, to Albert H. She was baptized and professed her faith at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg.She received her education at Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg and at Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, graduating in 1949.