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Bernice E. Eisenhuth, 94, of Colfax, WI, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on October 11, 2016 at Colfax Health and Rehab.

Bernice was born June 3, 1922, to Alexander and Mamie (Wagner) Steinmetz. She married Ausman Quevillon March 1, 1941 and they were together until his death on April 8, 1968.

Bernice worked in the Colfax School System as a cook until she was 81 years old. She loved her job, the friendships that she made there, and all the children she interacted with every day. Many called her grandma.

Bernice enjoyed her family, walking all over town, old-time dances, gardening, canning, going to her cabin, traveling to Florida, Aruba, and Hawaii. She said she thought she died and went to Heaven when she went to Aruba, but then she said she was sure she went to Heaven when she saw Hawaii. Now Bernice is in Heaven with her creator.

In her later years, Bernice was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Nadine, and son-in-law, Rick Johnson, who was like a son to her.

She is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Quevillon, Gail (Shirlyn) Steinmetz, and Nadine (Rick) Johnson; one sister, Gardella Aspen; grandchildren, Kerry (Carrie) Johnson, Teresa (Scott) Berger, Diana (Orville) Bauer, Jeffrey (Mary) Steinmetz, Michele (Kurt) Hostager, Scott (Lisa) Johnson, and Jason (Barb) Johnson; thirteen great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; and two step great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Colfax Rehab and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Private family services were held on Monday for Bernice. She was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Leslie Walck officiating. Sampson Funeral Home assisted her family.

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