Bernell Eleanor (Heftman) Suerwier, 90, of Powers, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Pine Haven Rest Home in Gladstone.
Bernell, daughter of Edward and Francis (Schmidtknecht) Heftman, was born on September 13, 1926. She was born and raised in Winona, MN on the Mississippi River.
After graduating high school, Bernell worked for the newspaper in Winona.
She married Ervin Suerwier Jr. in 1952 and relocated to Burton Twp. near Flint where she was a wonderful wife and mother. She raised one daughter whom she loved very much; they were the best of friends. Bernell took great care of her family and loved going camping and fishing with them. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, especially crocheting, knitting, and painting. Bernell was an animal lover and had a pet most of her life.
She relocated to Escanaba in 1993. Upon Ervin’s passing, she bought a home in Powers and relocated.
Bernell is survived by her daughter, Holly Suerwier; sister, Delores Lau; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Bernell was preceded in death by her son, Terry Suerwier, and a sister, Lorraine.
In keeping with Bernell’s wishes, no services will be held.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Suerwier family.