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Bernadine P. Bien, age 63, of Menomonie, passed away surrounded by family, Monday, June 15, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI.

Bernadine was born March 30, 1952 to Clarence L. and Flossie (Allen) Crowe in Menomonie, WI. She attended Plainview Elementary School and Colfax High School. In her younger years Bernadine loved spending time with her grandfather and working with his team of horses.

On August 2, 1986 she married Ron Bien in Menomonie. Her family was very important to her. She closely cared for her grandchildren for many years. She loved jigsaw puzzles and painting ceramics and had a large collection of miniature teacups and fairies which she had on display in her home.

Bernadine is survived by her husband Ron; daughter Julianna (Michael) Colson; sons Robert (Jolyn) Wolf Jr., Ben (Kelly) Bien; grandchildren, Kyle Colson, Charis Colson, Allison Wade-Wolf, Brodi Wade-Wolf, Chase Krueger-Wolf, Landon Bien, Nolan Bien, MacKenzie Bien, Hailey Bien, Noah Martenson, Gabe Martenson; sisters, Gloria (Peter) Torgerson, Marilyn (Alan) Wheeler; brother, Randy (Brenda) Crowe; son-in-law, Kirk Martenson; sister-in-law, Anna Crowe; aunt, Martha King; dear friend Sue Cave; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clarence C.; daughter, Stacey Martenson; infant grandson, Henry Martenson; daughter-in-law, Tracie Wolf.

Bernadine’s wishes were to have a private gathering which will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.

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