The funeral service for Bernadine Rindels will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Prairie Creek Chapel in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be two hours prior to the start of her service in Prairie Creek Chapel. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain. A Memorial Service will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Chamberlain. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
Bernadine LaMae Hanscom was born on July 14, 1935 at Presho, SD, the daughter of Barnard and Daisy (Olsen) Hanscom. She attended school in Pukwana and graduated from Pukwana High School in 1953. Bernadine married Robert Rindels on December 13, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Kimball. They made their home on their farm south of Chamberlain. Robert passed away in 1978. She remained on the farm for three years before moving into Chamberlain in 1981. Bernadine worked for the State of South Dakota as Clerk of Courts in the judicial system for fourteen years.
On November 25, 1988, Bernadine married Richard Willard. This marriage brought her four more children. They lived in Chamberlain and wintered in Mesa, AZ. Richard passed away in 1996. After Richard’s death, she continued to live in Chamberlain and winter in Arizona. In 2007, she decided to move to Sioux Falls to be near her children and the medical community. She has lived at Prairie Creek since that time.
Beradine passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. She was 78 years of age.
Bernadine was a member of Zion Lutheran Church at Chamberlain, Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, Town and Country Homemaker Extension Club, Brule County Republican Party, and the Prime Cow Belles. She enjoyed her family and friends.
Grateful for having shared her life are her sons, Rand (Lois) Rindels of Indianapolis, IN and Daniel Rindels and Fiance’, Rita of Madison, SD; her daughters, Kori (Tim) Kromminga of Sioux Falls and Sara (Craig) Smith of Newton, IA; her children, Dave (Tammy) Willard, LaRayne (Scott) Woster, Terri (Brad) Mohror, and Lisa Willard; and her nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bernardine was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands,a brother Watt, a sister-in-law Mary Jo, and a son, Trevis Willard.