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Bernadine M. Motsko

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LITTLE FALLS — Bernadine M. Motsko, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Bridgeway Estates in Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn., with Father Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in St. Adalbert’s cemetery. Friends may gather from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn., and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Parish prayers will be said at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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Bernadine M. Schreiber was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Little Falls, Minn., to the late Julius and Pauline (Zurawski) Schreiber. Bernadine grew up in Little Falls and attended school at Hawthorne, Lincoln and Our Lady of Lourdes. She graduated from Little Falls Community High School in 1946. She was a bookkeeper for the Sanitary Milk and Ice Cream Co. of Little Falls. She was united in marriage to Roy A. Motsko at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on June 14, 1952. The couple made their home in Little Falls, Minn. They were members of St. Adalbert’s Church and later of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minn. Bernadine cherished the time visiting with family and friends and having dinner with her 1946 classmates. She enjoyed listening to the radio and watching TV. Bernadine was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Cheryl Winch, of Nisswa, Minn., Michael Motsko, of Fairbanks, Alaska, David (Cheri) Motsko, of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren, Mark (Jeannine) Motsko, of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Kyle and Randi Lynn Motsko, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mitchell Motsko, of Rochester, Minn., Peter and Jason Winch, of Nisswa, Minn.; great-grandsons, Tristan, Tyler and Torrance Motsko, of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Gen and Rose Schreiber, of Little Falls, Minn.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Pauline (Zurawski) Schreiber; husband, Roy A. Motsko on Jan. 22, 1980; brothers, Donald and Richard Schreiber; sister, Joanne Casey.

Casketbearers will be Mark Motsko, Kyle Motsko, Randi Lynn Motsko, Mitchell Motsko, Peter Winch and Jason Winch.

Arrangements are with Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn.

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