Bernice Helen DeBruin

Bernice Helen DeBruin

Female 1932 - 2015  (82 years)

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  • Name Bernice Helen DeBruin 
    Born 30 Aug 1932  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1951  St John High School, Little Chute Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find a Grave FindAGrave Memorial 146101569 
    1848 Ship Descendant of an Immigrant on America 
    Died 06 Apr 2015  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bernice Hacker, Kaukauna, age 82, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2015 at the St. Paul Home following a short illness. She was born on August 30, 1933 in Little Chute, daughter of Nick & Antoinette (Sanderfoot) DeBruin. On June 25, 1953 she was united in marriage to Russell Hacker at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute.

      Bernice loved to crochet, and spent many hours making baby blankets, booties & hats to donate to local charities, along with many special blankets for her family. The best thing she ever crocheted were coasters that her grandchildren & great-grandchildren used as frisbees to whip around the living room while she tried to watch golf! She treasured those times and especially enjoyed watching them climb up to the attic for all of the fun games she had stored up there. Holidays were special and there was never a Christmas without Santa and Old Fashions! Bernice enjoyed the simple life, especially putzing around in her garden, showing off her beautiful flowers! Other favorite times were spent watching the world softball tournaments over the years with friends and, more recently, trips to the casino to play bingo, where she met wonderful new friends! Many fun memories were made on summer trips to Pickerel Lake, and working concessions at the ball diamond with the Kaukauna Athletic Club.

      Bernice is survived by her children: Warren (Pat) Hacker, Jeff (Kathie) Hacker, Bryan (Paula) Hacker, Ken (Lynn) Hacker; 12 grandchildren: Greg (Valerie) Hacker, Lisa Hacker, Dan (Jodi) Hacker, Nick & Kristen Hacker, Stefanie Pagel & Sarah (Tom) Curry, Dallas Hacker, Caitlin (Eric) Hunt, Carson Hacker, Scott & Emily Hacker; three great-grandchildren: Pierson & Lane Hacker, Haydin Hacker; brother-in-law Earl (Jalaine) Woller; sisters-in-law, Elnora DeBruin & Margaret Reed. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ; parents; mother-in-law & father-in-law Roy & Violet (Maas) Hacker; sisters and brothers-in-law Lucille DeBruin, Joyce & Doug Longsine; brothers & sisters-in-law Marvin DeBruin, Laverne "Blackie" DeBruin, Clayton "Pee Wee" & Fordyce "Toby" DeBruin, Francis Reed, and Jean Woller.

      Funeral Services for Bernice will be at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish (St. Mary's) church, 119 W. Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Family and friends will be received directly at church from 3:00 pm until the time of service. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. (766-2099) www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com

      The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the St. Paul Home nurses and Bernice's Hospice Team for their loving care during this time.
    Person ID I3804  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 

    Father Ancestors Nicholas John DeBruin,   b. 22 Mar 1900, Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1963, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Antonette Marie Franken,   b. 15 Apr 1899, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1957, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1919  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Russel R Hacker,   b. 15 Jul 1931, Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 2013  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1953  St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F1318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1932 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1951 - St John High School, Little Chute Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1953 - St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Apr 2015 - Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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    St John High School Yearbook 1951
    St John High School Yearbook 1951