Elizabeth Ann Bernard, 71, of Byron, Minnesota, formerly of Blaine, MN passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.
She was born July 5, 1949 in Minneapolis to the late Rev. Robert P. Sr. and Donna Masters Bernard, and graduated from Coon Rapids High School and attended North Central Bible College, Minneapolis and Southeastern Bible College, Lakeland, FL.
Elizabeth enjoyed woodworking and had an appreciation for a great piece of quality wood. She also enjoyed flower gardening having over 150 Hostas planted in her garden which included 89 different varieties. An animal lover, her pet family included Honey, a golden retriever, and Ginger, a Welsh Corgi. Many beloved cats filled the home as well over the years. She was the proud owner of a Morgan-Freisan horse, Gabe, for many years.
Elizabeth attended Emmanuel Christian Center in Spring Lake Park for more than 30 years where she was a Missionette leader and choir member in earlier years. Being an avid student of God’s Word, she dearly loved and respected the Biblical preaching and teaching of Rev. G. Mark Denyes and his son, Rev. Dwight Denyes.
Elizabeth retired from Honeywell, Minneapolis, after nearly 30 years of employment. Her last and most enjoyable assignment there was in the Avionics Department where she assembled gyros for rockets, spaceships and airplanes.
Elizabeth is survived by her sister-in-law Cathy Jo Bernard, Byron; niece, Donna (Joshua) Falvo, Washington, PA; nephew, Robert P. (Rachelle) Bernard, III, Byron; six beloved and special great-nephews, Dominic, Dylan and Derek Falvo; Pauley, Payton and Jackson Bernard; and her beloved Uncle Bud (Marge) Masters, Ligionier, PA and a host of cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother, Rev. Robert P. Bernard, Jr.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose on Tuesday, June 8, 11:00 a.m. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
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