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Bernice Schrabeck

Bernice M. Schrabeck, 75, of Davis, California passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was born on September 12, 1940 in Allamakee, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Alfred and Ruth Welper. Bernice graduated from Waukon High School in 1958 and a few years later met the love of her life, Joseph Schrabeck. They married on August 11, 1962 and started a family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1978, the family moved to Davis, California. Bernice worked in the health care field for over 50 years and in retirement enjoyed travel, classic cars and family. She will be missed dearly, but never forgotten.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruth Welper, and her beloved husband of 48 years, Joseph Schrabeck. She is survived by her sisters: Lois Evans, Arlene Ritter and Janet Kuhse; her children: Randy Schrabeck, Michelle O'Hair and Rodney Schrabeck; and grandchildren: Matt O'Hair, Leann O'Hair and Garrett Schrabeck.

A service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:30 PM
Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery

5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA 95620

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In honor and in memory of a very wonderful long term friend, Bernice Schrabeck, ! I was stunned to see this notice pop up when I was looking for anything about Bernice as the nursing Home administrator she was for many long years both in Wisconsin and California! I knew her back in Lacrosse, WI and we worked together, did some boating on the Mississippi together- our children knew each other on the river; she and family were with our Rodvik family on our houseboat and we had an accident and I was rushed to the hospital....she was always such a supportive person during all those years of our friendship and working together when she ran the Lacrosse Hospital - Nursing Home conversion. What fond memories flood my heart and mind. This picture is such a lovely one! I know she is at rest with Joe - they were such a devoted couple. The early seventies found us sharing life for many reasons. We visited one time in California, talked often on the phone over the years, and I looked forward to sitting and reading her annual very personal Christmas greeting, w/letter about what was going on with her family, both in California and Wisconsin. I hope that somehow her family will see this remembrance of their wonderful mother from . a friend of long ago. Peace to all and God's blessing all of you. With affection and friendship from the past, Barbara Rodvik - Manke

Barbara Rodvik-Manke Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

Reminding those whom you support that your thoughts are with them.

Tribute Store Aug 24 2016 12:00 AM

My dearest friend Bernice. We had some wonderful times going to lunch (at the casino), gambling, going shopping, going on Cruises. The last cruise we took was to Alaska a year ago. We made new friends on every cruise we went on and still keep in touch with those people. We had the best times together because we both liked the same things. We laughed & cried and enjoyed every minute together. We would go to the Davis farmers market for the sole purpose of buying cheese curds. And we usually ended up also buyinng plants. Every year we would take a trip to Reno in June so that we could stop in on, Shelly, Mike and sometimes Garrett, at the camp ground to visit with them on the way up. This year we planned a trip to Hawaii in May. Unfortunately, we were not able to go together since she wasn't feeling well. I loved Bernice and enjoyed every moment we had. I miss her terribly, but now she is back with her true love, Joe and I'm sure they are looking down on us and happy to be together again. Randy, Shelly , Rod and Garrett took very good care of their mother/grandmother in the last few months when she was sick. She was so proud of all of her kids and grandkids.

Kay Silva Aug 21 2016 12:00 AM