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Bernadine Irene


(nee Propp) God welcomed Bernadine Home on November 11th, 2020 at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Edward.  Cherished mother of Edward G. (Tammy) Carow, the late Wendy (the late Brian) Baker, and Michael (Terry) Carow.  Grandmother of Jennifer (Matt) Frahm, Nicole (Matthew) Bown, Kristen (Ryan) Moldenhauer, Jessica (Brian) Ashley, Adam (Courtney) Carow, Darren (Amanda) Carow, and Joshua (fiancé Taylor) Carow.  Great-grandmother of Hannah Frahm, Emily Moldenhauer, Kendall Seewald, and Beckett Carow. Sister of the late Jim (the late Mariellene) Propp.  Sister-in-law of Dan (the late Frieda) Carow, and Gene (Darlene) Birdeau. Dear friends of Sherry and the late Art Johnson.  Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18th from 10-11:30am at CHRIST EV. LUTHERAN BIG BEND, S.89 W.22970 MAPLE AVE, BIG BEND, with the funeral service to follow at 11:30am. Interment Rural Home Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Heartland Hospice team for their extraordinary care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Heartland Hospice, or Time of Grace Ministries appreciated.

A tribute:  The world lost one of its very, very best. I’m so sad that I won’t get to hear Grandma squeal “Oooo, I just LOVE you so!” for awhile, but I can only imagine her joyous reunion with all her loved ones  – SO excited to see her again in heaven.

Grandma loved like few others could. Her love was BIG and extended to every single person lucky enough to meet her – not only her family or her lifelong friends, but truly any random cashier, wait staff, or attendant who crossed paths with her for more than 10 seconds.  She had the rare gift of making whoever she was talking to feel like the most important person in the world. I wish more people could experience the kind of unconditional love that Grandma poured out so naturally and lavishly on everyone.

Grandma loved laughing, singing, dancing, exchanging stories, hearing about “our worlds.” She was sharp as a whip yet never lost a sense of optimism, no matter what life dealt her. She served others during their darkest times, yet always found the light. She’s left a spark in everyone that knew her, and I’m so blessed to carry that with me.


  1. Gen Schultz November 14, 2020 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come.I 🙏❤

  2. Mary Fiut November 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief and remembrance.

  3. Dave Faliski November 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Very sorry to hear the news. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family.

  4. Joan Judnic November 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    My condolences to you during this difficult time. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.

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