Bernice V. Deffendoll, 85, Jasper

Bernice V. Deffendoll, 85, of Jasper, died Monday, December 3, at her home. She was born in St. Meinrad February 2, 1933, to Leo and Bertha (Rickelman) Kunkler. She married Donald L. Deffendoll June 29, 1957, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. He died May 7, 2014.

Bernice retired from General Electric in Tell City after 38 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna and Darlene Deffendoll, both of Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Schnell-Barnett and Viola Heitz, and one brother, Leroy Kunkler.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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