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Bernice E. Jerve July 1, 1914 - April 16, 2009

MONTEVIDEO -- Bernice E. Jerve, 94, of Montevideo died Thursday at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Watson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo.

She was born July 1, 1914, in Chippewa County to Willie and Palma (Kjaglien) Norby.

She married Julian Jerve on Nov. 28, 1931, in Big Bend Township where they farmed until retiring and moving into Montevideo in 1975. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was active in the WELCA, Mary Circle and a homemakers' club. She had been a resident of the Clara City Care Center since 2006.

She is survived by her children: Jerome (and Donna) Jerve of Willmar, Gary (and Fuson) Jerve of Valley, Neb., Bruce (and Marlys) Jerve of Alexandria and Sherry (and Greg) Norby of Milan; nine grandchildren: nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister: Delores Teigen of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.