Newfolden - Bernice Ueland, 91, Newfolden, died on Friday, July 5, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, with Rev. Del Moen officiating. Casket bearers include all of Bernice’s grandchildren, Chris Ueland, Melanie Ueland, Natalie Price, Jeff Ueland, Greg Ueland, Nick Ueland, Kane Ueland, Troy Taggart, Missy Vigen, Jenny Tillett, Corey Ueland, Craig Ueland, Steve Johnson, Chad Johnson and Brent Johnson. Honorary casket bearers include all of Bernice’s great-grandchildren, Haylee, Carter, Emily, Anna, Beck, Eden, Marley, Simone, Colin, Brenden, Kailee, Keaton, Bentley, Ellie, Luke, Max, Jack and Paityn. Interment will be held at Bethlehem New Solum Cemetery rural Newfolden.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and also one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Bernice Irene Ueland was born Jan. 29, 1922 in Alma Township rural Argyle, daughter of the late Ben and Inga (Bjorgaard) Bengtson. She was raised in Marsh Grove and New Maine Township near Newfolden, and attended the Blackberg school and Newfolden High School.
On Sept. 17, 1939, she was united in marriage to Norman Arnt Ueland at Warren. The couple lived in three different places near Newfolden until purchasing their farm in New Maine Township, where she called home for 67 years. Bernice was a farm wife and homemaker.
She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting pictures and articles, baking, bird watching, conservation and 4-H. She was Sunday school teacher for 12 years, she was involved in 4-H for 30-plus years and garden club member. Bernice enjoyed bible study and the ladies group at church.
Bernice is survived by her children Newell (Margaret Johnson) Ueland of Thompson, N.D., Ron (Linda) Ueland of Newfolden, Marlene (Jim) Taggart of Newfolden, and Bruce (Pat) Ueland of Hong Kong; grandchildren, Chris Ueland, Melanie (Ali Shirvani Mahdavi) Ueland, Natalie (Patrick) Price, Jeff (Julie) Ueland, Greg Ueland, Nick (Kate) Ueland, Kane Ueland, Troy Taggart, Missy (David) Vigen, Jenny Tillett, Corey Ueland, Craig Ueland, Steve (Nancy) Johnson, Chad (Missy Galipeau) Johnson and Brent (Christina McCoy) Johnson; great-grandchildren Haylee, Carter, Emily, Anna, Beck, Eden, Marley, Simone, Colin, Brenden, Kailee, Keaton, Bentley, Ellie, Luke, Max, Jack, Paityn; brothers and sisters, Darlene Chapman of Newfolden, Vernon (Lois) Bengtson of Newfolden, Lloyd Bengtson of Newfolden; sisters-in-law, Sandra Bengtson of Middle River and Margie Bengtson Thronsen of Gary; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; husband Norman on Feb. 9, 1995; brothers Len and Arnold Bengtson; brother-in-law Ray Chapman; and sister-in-law Leanna Bengtson; and nephews Daren Bengtson and Randy Bengtson.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.