Bernadine “Bern” M. Parry
Formerly of Crosslake
Gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud, for Bernadine “Bern” M. Parry, formerly of Crosslake, Minn., who died New Year’s Day at the St. Cloud Hospital. A prayer service led by Rev. Al Stangl will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pinewood Cemetery, Crosslake.
Bernadine was born in Tracy, Minn., to the late Arthur and Merribelle (Hennessy) Burchill. She graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College (St. Cloud State University) and then taught business courses at Jordan High School and at Minneota High School in Minnesota. She married Edgar E. Parry on Jan. 28, 1943, in South Bend, Ind. After World War II, the couple settled in Richmond, Minn., and operated Parry Drug for several years. From 1965 to 1980, along with her husband, Edgar, Bernadine owned and operated Bruning Pharmacy in St. Cloud, where she was the bookkeeper.
Bernadine was a member of the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake and was a former member of the Church of St. Paul in St. Cloud. She was an avid bridge player, liked to garden, cook, entertain, be at the lake, golf and spend time with her family. After retirement she enjoyed traveling with her friends from the lakes area.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Dr. Stephen) Schultenover of Franklin, Tenn.; sons, David of Crosslake, John (Marge) of St. Cloud, and Kevin (Mary Kay) of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Eric Schultenover, Sara Schultenover Kubicki, Anne Parry Hershberger, Mike Parry, Bryan Parry, Shannon Parry and Priscilla Rausch; great-grandchildren, Sophia Schultenover, Natalie Schultenover, Corinne Kubicki and Christian Kubicki.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, on Feb. 17, 1984; her parents; her brother, Jack Burchill; and her sisters, Phyllis Burchill, Patricia Burchill Mastronardi and Charlotte Burchill Welch.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and well-loved by her children, grandchildren and her friends.
The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of Country Manor for their wonderful care and kindness these past several years.