Berndina Esther Marcus, age 99, of Prinsburg, passed peacefully with family by her side into the arms of Jesus on June 12, 2018 at Bethesda Grand.
A celebration of life service at the First Christian Reformed church will be held at a later date, Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. with the visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery.
Berndina Dykema Marcus was born September 13, 1918 in Roseland, daughter of Nickolas and Gertie (De Jager) Dykema. She grew up in the Roseland community and attended Roseland School. On February 17, 1939, she married Dick F. Marcus at her parent's home in Roseland. They settled and farmed southwest of Prinsburg until retirement in 1976 when they moved into Prinsburg. In later years Berndina lived at Westview Village and then moved to Bethesda Heritage in 2008 and Bethesda Grand in 2016.
Berndina was an active member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Prinsburg. Dick and Berndina enjoyed traveling, spending many winters in Phoenix close to their son, also visiting most of the US states, and a very memorable trip to Europe. Berndina enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting and cooking Her specialty was making wonderful pies. Berndina especially enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by five children, Ronald (Fay) of Phoenix, AZ; Wallace (Rachel) of Tempe, AZ; Charles (Cheryl) of Mokena, IL; Daryl (Bev) of Willmar, MN; and Karen (Paul) Capiz of Minneapolis, MN, seven grandchildren, Pamela (John) White of Mesa, AZ; Gregory (Linda) of St. Paul, MN; Ronald (Sheree) of Placerville, CA; Rick ( Stacy) of Granada Hills, CA; Christine (Tom) Vos of Beaumont, TX; Curt (Kara) of Mokena, IL; Nicholas (Jonikka) of Willmar, MN, and twenty one great-grandchildren. Also in-laws, Serena Marcus, Gerradina Stryker, Melvin Marcus, Henrietta Swart, Albert Marcus and Evelyn Damhof. And many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dick F. Marcus in 2005 and by one grandson in infancy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all ten of her siblings,Simon Dykema, Walter Dykema, George Dykema, Louise Slagter, John Dykema, Grace Toupal, Benjamin Dykema, Anna Mellema, Russell Dykema, and Harley Dykema. Also many in-laws.
Memorials are preferred to Central Minnesota Christian School and Bethesda Foundation.
A very special thank you to the staff at Bethesda Grand for their loving and compassionate care over the last 10 years. You have come along side us during every stage of this journey.
Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg, MN.