Bernice May Brosmer, 77, Dale

Bernice May Brosmer, 77, of Dale, died Friday, May 3, at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Jasper. She was born in Troy January 16, 1942, to Raymond and Rosa (Oeding) Kersteins. She married Robert May August 22, 1959, in Troy. He died December 9, 2003. She married Phillip Brosmer January 8, 2005. He died February 7, 2012.

Bernice was a member of St. Meinrad Catholic Church. She belonged to several area quilting clubs and enjoyed quilting, bingo, painting ceramics, baking, and being with her grandkids.

She is survived by four sons, Mike May and wife Janalee, Ferdinand, Mark May, Evanston, Donald May, Evansville, and Larry May, Dale; three daughters, Angie Schmitt and husband Larry, Evanston, Michelle Troutt and husband Paul, Newburgh, and Sue Flamion and husband Bruce, Ferdinand; two brothers, Dennis and Bill Kersteins, both of Ferdinand; three sisters, Marilyn Mullis and husband Oscar, Bristow, Virlee Howe, Birdseye, and Anna Jacob and husband Hilary, Kyana; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and two husbands she was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Miley.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or St. Meinrad Catholic Church. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday at St. Meinrad Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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