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Bernice V. Balchen

Obituary for Bernice V. Balchen

February 24, 1929 - November 16, 2021
Wonder Lake, Illinois | Age 92

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Bernice Veronica Balchen, 1929-2021
Bernice was a long time resident of Wonder Lake, formerly of Arlington Hts and Chicago. She was born to Charles and Anna Williams (nee Strumskis) in Chicago, Illinois on February 24, 1929. She was called home to heaven surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2021.

She married her sweetheart, Oswald 'Ozzie' Balchen on May 15, 1954 at Nativity of B.V.M. Church in Chicago. Forever in love, the couple were just a few days shy of celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary when he passed.

Bernice was a loving mother to Charles and Catherine, and joyfilled grandmother to Cody, Jessica, and Ava Mrowicki, Amber and Carlie Sanfilip.
Heaven has a new angel, her smile and gentle spirit will be missed. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting friends and family to reach out to each other and tell them how much they are loved.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald, her son Charles, her parents, Charles and Anna, her brother, Anthony Williams and her sister, Aldona Meek.

Interment services will be held 11:00 a.m. on November 22, 2021 at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery Chapel 4401 W. 111th St. Chicago, Illinois.

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