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Bernadette "Bernie" Arceneau

November 8, 1949 — May 6, 2024

Melrose, Minnesota

Bernadette "Bernie" Arceneau

Bernadette A. “Bernie” Arceneau, age 74 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church.  Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Bernadette Ann Revermann was born November 8, 1949 in Melrose, Minnesota to Joseph and Lorraine (Primus) Revermann. She graduated from Melrose High School and then worked at Jennie-O for a short time before meeting the love of her life, Val. She was united in marriage to Valentine “Val” Arceneau on May 21, 1977 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed near St. Martin for 23 years before moving to Melrose. Bernie worked at Coborns where she was known for her cheerful personality and contagious smile. 

Bernie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and sang in the church choir for many years. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fixing puzzles, playing bean bags, going out to eat with friends and family, and hosting casino bus trips for 20 years. Her real enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to go to their activities and the yearly family vacations were the ultimate highlight for her.

Survivors include her children, Joey (Emily) Arceneau of Winthrop, Cheryl (Randy) Hellermann of Melrose, Bob (Anita) Arceneau of Melrose, Dale Arceneau of Melrose, and Cindy (Dave) Hemmesch of Melrose; 14 grandchildren; brothers and sister, Bob (Valinda) Revermann of Willmar, Allan (Sue) Revermann of Melrose, Ralph (Kelly) Revermann of Melrose, and Carol (Mike) Barnard of White Bear Lake; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  

Bernie was preceded in death by her husband, Val Arceneau on May 1, 2019; parents; brother, Patrick Revermann; infant brothers and sisters, Gerald, Joseph, Jane Marie, and Mary Revermann; and twin infant boys; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marcellus (Lou) Arceneau, Leander Arceneau, Sister Ann Arceneau, O.S.B., Sister Modesta Arceneau, O.S.B., and Catherine Hartung. 

Serving as casket bearers will be Randy Hellermann, Dave Hemmesch, Kierra Hellermann, Grant Hellermann, Aiden Hellermann, and Gavin Arceneau.  The cross bearer will be Elyse Hellermann and scripture bearer will be Agnes Hemmesch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or Common Hope.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 9, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, May 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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