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Bernice Ann Flanigan

02/17/1931 - 12/09/2023
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Bernice Ann Flanigan, age 92, of the Town of Poygan, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023. She was born February 17, 1931, in the Town of Poygan to the late Leslie and Anna Lee.

On September 4, 1948, she married Norman “Norm” Flanigan at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Poygan. She along with her husband Norm, farmed their entire lives.

Bernice was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Poygan and St. Mary Catholic Church in Winneconne, where she taught children the Word of God.

Bernice, fondly remembered as “Bea” to many, worked as a waitress at Haase’s Supper Club for 38 years. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, family gatherings and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bernice is survived by two sons, Donald (Marsha) Flanigan and Russell (Sheila) Flanigan; a daughter, Carol (Scott) Gross; eight grandchildren, Tim Flanigan (Selena), Ryan Flanigan (Brenda), Travis Gross (fiancee, Chris Bleck) Amy (Greg) Gunderson, Katie (Tim) Hansen, Steve (April) Flanigan, Danielle (John) LeRoy, Cody (Emily) Gross; twelve great-grandchildren, Lydia, Graden, Norah, Rachel, Quinn, Cashton, Lincoln, Tucker, Hunter, Sophie, Layla and Eliana. Bernice is further survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Flanigan; special friend, Virginia Botello; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Bernice was also preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Norman; brothers, Arden, Kenneth, James, and Robert Lee; and a sister, Janice Lee.

A visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St Mary Catholic Church, 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Fr. Quinn Mann and Deacon Paul Vidmar officiating. Burial will follow at St Thomas Cemetery, Poygan. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed. If wanted, go to www.stmarychurches.org and click on the St. Mary's Winneconne livestream link.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family with arrangements. If you wish please submit online condolences/memories to muellerfh.net.

Bernice’s family wishes to thank the staff at Care Partners in Winneconne, Winneconne/Poygan First Responders, and the Ascension Mercy Hospital nursing staff in Oshkosh for their professional care and concern.

Ken and Pam markert wrote on December 21, 2023
Gods blessings. Hugs and prayers sorry for ur loss. I always loved working with her at Haase. She was a beautiful lady that will be missed.

Richard and Kathy Flanigan wrote on December 15, 2023
Don, Russ, and Carol; Kathy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your families. I will always remember the good times that we had back when we would gather at the farm for family get togethers. It was always a special time to visit Aunt Bernice, Uncle Norman and all of the cousins. Rest in Peace

Michelle Koth Lindemann wrote on December 13, 2023
Don, Russ & Carol you have the heartfelt sympathy of our family. Your mom waited on my parents for years and then my kids and grandkids. Such a sweet lady! We miss seeing her.

Jon & Katie (Flanigan) Yaskal wrote on December 12, 2023
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to all of you during this sad time. Great Aunt Bernice was truly one if the best! Always kind, always smiling and always FUN! I will forever cherish the memories I have of her and Norman. While she will be greatly missed, it brings me joy in knowing that she and Norman are reunited once again. Rest in peace Aunt Bernice. ??

Russ, Carol, Trav and all members of the family you have my condolences. Mary wrote on December 12, 2023
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary