Bernice I. Tri, age 92, of Mazeppa, died on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota with Reverend Monsignor Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Mazeppa. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bernice Isabel Schacht, was born on September 24, 1921, in Mazeppa Township, Wabasha County, to Edward and Rhoda (Elliot) Schacht. She attended school in Hammond. On August 5, 1950 she married Norbert M. Tri at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. They lived in St. Paul until 1954 when they moved to Mazeppa where they made their home. Bernice worked at Knolton’s Department Store, Red Owl in Rochester, Foley’s Manufacturing in the Twin Cities, and had a greenhouse and floral shop with her husband. Bernice enjoyed reading, quilting, and watching westerns on TV.
Bernice is survived by her children, Charlene (Quentin) Siems of Mazeppa, Rick Tri of Mazeppa, Pauline (Gary) Thompson of Lindstrom; grandchildren, Brock and Krista Siems, Jeremy, Brian and Dennis (Cassandra) Tri, Mark, Kelly, and Jeff Thompson.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert who died on December 30, 2008; grandson, Mikal Tri; brother, Edward Schacht Jr.; and sister, Helen Britton.