Bernice H. Korthals, 86, of Elk River, died peacefully, surrounded by her family Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
She was a member of the VFW Post No. 217 Ladies Auxiliary for 60-plus years.
There was a parish vigil Wednesday, Oct. 26. Private interment was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Korthals is survived by her children, Linda (Richard) Fierst, Debra (Jeff) Thompson, Ronnie (Tom) Lamb, Jeffrey (Collette), and Pam (Ozzie) Vick; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Simon, Ted, and Jim Yanta; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and son, Edward.