Bernadine Marie Altendahl, age 91 of Shoreview, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, MN. A private inurnment will take place at the Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose, MN.
Bernadine was born September 23, 1929 in Greenwald, MN to Frank and Elfrieda (Braun) Wengler. She grew up in Albany, MN, graduated from Albany High School and attended St. Cloud State University. Bernadine was united in marriage to Frederick (Fred) Altendahl on September 5, 1953 and resided in Melrose where the couple had five children: Tom, Jane, Gail, Mary, and Jim.
Bernie worked as a secretary for the Melrose School District until her retirement in 1991. Upon retirement, Bernie moved to Shoreview, MN to be closer to her children where she enjoyed caring for many of her 16 grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Tom (Marlene) Altendahl of Villard, Jane (Bob) Evans of Shoreview, Gail (Paul) Harvey of Coon Rapids, Mary (Craig) Bennett of The Villages, FL, and Jim (Cindy) Altendahl of Eagan; 16 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and her brothers, Roman and Robert Wengler.
Bernie was preceded in death by her husband Fred on May 17, 1961; parents Frank and Elfrieda Wengler; infant sister, Bernadine Elizabeth Wengler; and brothers Francis and Donald Wengler.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Our Lady of Peace, Attn: Lisa Sweeney, 2076 St. Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.