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  Marie G. Bernt, age 89, of Abbotsford, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 Marshfield Medical Center.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan.  Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht will officiate.  Interment will be held in the church cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 1:00 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the church.  Serving as her pallbearers are her grandsons, Kevin, Kraig, Chad, Ryan, Joshua and great-grandson, Dalton. 

  Marie was born March 19, 1928, in Furth, Germany the daughter of Hans and Martha (Oelsner) Held.      She married Herbert Bernt and had three children.  In 1953, they moved to the United States.  Marie worked at Figi's for over 30 years.

  Marie was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan and her faith was very strong.  Herbert and Marie took many trips back to Germany and visited many of the states in the U.S.  While she was able, Marie loved to knit and crochet clothes, mittens and hats for all her grandchildren.  She loved angels and watching hummingbirds fly on her flowers.

  She is survived by three children:  Helmut (Janet) Bernt of Abbotsford, Brigitte (Virgil) Underwood of Athens and Walter Bernt of Abbotsford; 11 grandchildren:  Kevin (Jenny) Underwood, Kraig Underwood, Tammy (Chad) Clore, Kim (Ken) Schreiner, Tracy (Mike) Spindler, Chad (Carey) Bernt, Ryan (Tami) Bernt, Amanda (Jason) Koplin, Joshua (Erin) Bernt, Nicole Bernt and Deven Bernt; 18 great-grandchildren:  Dalton, Autumn, Dylana, Riley, Tanner, Hayden, Katelyn, Tyler, Olivia, Paige, Karter, Blake, Taylor, Ethan, Ashlyn, Gavin, Finnegan and Graecyn.  She is further survived by her sister, Ingrid Weber of Germany; other nieces,  nephews, relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert in 2009; nine brothers and sisters:  Hans, Erich, Werner, Walter, Margot, Johanna, Helgard, Luise and Monika.

  Family and friends may express condolences online at

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