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Bernetta I. Alsleben, 95, of Brownton

Bernetta Alsleben

Bernetta Ida Alsleben, 95, of Brownton, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Bonnie Westmiller was the organist. The Rev. Andrew and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen performed “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus Loves Me,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Alsleben’s great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were her grandchildren. Interment was in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Penn Township.
Bernetta Ida (Wilhelm) Alsleben was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Penn Township, the daughter of Christ and Emma (Rettmann) Wilhelm. She was baptized as an infant on Dec. 18, 1922, by the Rev. George Diemer of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. She was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 31, 1937, by the Rev. Walter Diemer of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. She attended rural public schools and Glencoe High School through ninth grade.
On June 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Alvin Alsleben by the Rev. J.H. Kolberg at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Arden, Donovan, Glenn, LuAnn and Gary. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Brownton from 1945 to 1973. They then moved into the city of Brownton. They shared 62 years of marriage before Mr. Alsleben’s death on Dec. 11, 2007.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Mrs. Alsleben was a homemaker. She also worked at various places in the community helping with household duties and chores. She was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township and Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, where she served in several different offices in ladies aid, was a Sunday school teacher for many years, and sang in the choir for many years. She also held offices in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
She enjoyed embroidery, playing cards, baking, playing the organ and her flower garden. She cherished the time spent with family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Arden (Marilyn) Alsleben of Brownton, Donovan (Sharon) Alsleben of Brownton, Glenn (Susan) Alsleben of Brownton, LuAnn Alsleben (special friend Henry “Hank” Stein) of South Range, Wisconsin, and Gary Alsleben (special friend Kim Bacon) of Stewart; grandchildren, Carey (Jill) Alsleben, Troy (Rachel) Alsleben, Krista (David) Graham, Kelly Alsleben (significant other Greg), Kimberly (Ted) Echemann, Daniel (Sarah) Alsleben, Elizabeth (Dustin) Fischer, Luke Alsleben (fiancée Nicole), Jodi (Harlan) Rickheim, Gina (Chad) Duehn, Angie (Leif) Silfverston and Heidi Klockmann; great-grandchildren, Erica (Alex) McCleskey, Ashley (fiancé Collin Brehmer), Brett, Stephanie, Mitchel, Cole, Gage, Casey, Joey, Levi, Nicole, Jaime, Natalie, Paizley, Mylah, Trey, Loretta, Colton, Jacoby, Evangeline, Aiden, Christopher, Jason Elise, Aubrey, Broderick and Cordia; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christ and Emma Wilhelm; husband, Alvin Alsleben; grandsons, Jonathan Alsleben and Marty Klockmann; siblings, Verna Winter, Rueben Wilhelm, Ruth Clausen, Elda Wilhelm and Maynard Wilhelm.
Arrangements were with Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.