Tampico: - Bernadine I. Merdian, 59, Rt. 1, Tampico, died Tuesday morning at St. Clare Hospital, Monroe, Wis.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, with the Rev. Robert LeMont. Burial will be in Manlius Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius.

A memorial has been established to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown.

Bernadine Merdian was born on Sept. 17, 1923 in Thomas, the daughter of Erich L. and Mabel Yonk Teske. On Oct. 4, 1941 she married Harold Merdian in Kahoka, Mos. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown.

Survivors include her husband, one son, Russell, at home, two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Alverda) Swanson, Princeton and Mrs. Marvin (Verda) Fordham, Prophetstown, and one brother, Orville Teske, Manlius.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and twin sons in infancy.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, February 16, 1983 - Wednesday, pg A4,  submitted by Melva Taylor)




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