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Bernice Pinkelman, age 87, of Metamora, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Friday morning, March 29, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. She was born December 3, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio to Arthur and Mary (Ost) Smith. Bernice graduated from Central Catholic High School and married Donald Pinkelman.
Bernice was a life long member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and worked 18 years as the parish secretary. She was also a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and the Catholic War Veterans Post #306 Ladies Auxiliary in Assumption.
Bernice was an avid card player. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Pinkelman, Connie Pinkelman and Nancy (Jim) Langenderfer; grandchildren, Leslie Langenderfer and Nathan (Lauren) Langenderfer; great-grandchildren, Everett, Alex and Lila Langenderfer. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Mossing; brother, Dick (Janet) Smith; sister-in-laws, Marjorie Smith, Joanne Mosiniak and Alice Rose Nichols.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sisters, Gladys Paschal, Barbara Greenlese and her brother, George Smith.
The family would like to thank Swanton Health Care for all their help over the past few months.
Friends and family may visit Sunday, March 31st from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home on Monday, April 1st, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church – Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Prayers and hugs to the family. She will be dearly missed. Loved you dear friend
Marsha Hassen Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM
Connie, my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mother. I hope you have been well. I think of you often and remember our friendship fondly. Velda Hiser 2932 115th St. Toledo, Ohio 43611 419-727-7846
Velda Hiser Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM
Dear family of Bernice,
I so apologize that I cannot be present for her Monday funeral. I am still in Florida but have my flight home booked for Apr. 16th.
Bernice was such a loyal friend and volunteer for the many musicals I directed at St. Mary's. She was the financial whiz that tabulated all the patron returns for a number of years.
I'll always remember "her spot" at Sunday Masses in the back of church on the right side....you could always count on her being there at every Mass she attended.
I'll be sending al donation to the HTS school debt in her memory. That would please her. Char Kreuz and her Kreuz Clan
Char Kreuz Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM