Condolences to the Serwach Family
Monday, March 9, 2015
Posted by: Megan Jamen
The St. Francis High School community would like to extend our condolences to the Serwach family on the loss of Bernice Serwach.
Bernice V. Serwach, nee Deck, Winfield, IL passed away gently from this life on March 6, 2015 surrounded by her family. Bernice was born on June 5, 1920 in Chicago IL. She was the loving wife of the late Edward S. Serwach, dear mother of Jack '71, Edward, Janet '76 (Vince '76) Morris, Geralyn '78, Valerie '81 (Ken '77) Bruggeman. Loving grandmother to Matthew Morris '07, Michael Morris'08, Alexandra Morris'09, Samantha Morris '12, Megan Bruggeman '10 and Jonathan Bruggeman '12.
Dear sister to Grace (and the late Joe) Rizzo. She is preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands the late Emily (Harry) Petraitis, Josephine (Ed) Kuk, Anne (Robert) Kohnke. She is also preceded by her parents Anthony and Bernice Deck. Bernice was a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Bernice was a homemaker, bookkeeper, Union Pacific stewardess, AT&T long lines operator, election judge, wonderful baker, and devoted mother and grandmother to many. "Grandma Bea" had an abundance love for her family and friends. She was an active member at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield, IL. She served on the Council of Catholic Women and was recognized as Woman of the Year. She enjoyed her many friends through her Canasta card club, church, Bridgeport and Winfield neighborhoods.
Bernice listened and followed God's calling to help those in need as a caretaker, foster mother, and volunteer. She always placed the needs of others before her own.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm at Williams Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL. 60187. Prayers will be offered Friday at 9:15am at the funeral home prior to the funeral mass at 10:00am, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church Chapel 0S259 Church Str., Winfield, IL 60190. Interment Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions St. Francis High School Alumni Association 2130 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.