May 23, 1930 - January 11, 2021
Mrs. Bernice L. Olewinski (Gerulis), age 90, of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2021 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Bernice was born to Elsie and Joseph Gerulis on May 23, 1930, one of eleven children. Bernice was blessed with a witty sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing, especially with the Saturday broadcast of the Polka Pops. She had a deep love of family, animals, travel (especially to Las Vegas and the Casinos) and her time at the cottage on Wolf Lake. Bernice was a devoted wife and a beloved mother and grandmother. Bernice was a longtime member of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John and her ten siblings. Bernice will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Sandy Van Dyke, Linda (Ray) Rothenthaler, John Olewinski, Steve (Jennifer) Olewinski, Vince (Kristine) Olewinski; nine grandchildren: Sara, Brian (Kari), Anne, Steve, Mike, Amy (David), Ashleigh (Mike), Bradley, Brenna; ten great-grandchildren: Carson, Mitchell, Saniya, Manhattan, MaKayla, Ava, Easton, Isaiah, Mia; sister-in-law Carole Olewinski and many nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbors. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Service will be celebrated Friday January 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 2510 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 where the family will receive visitors one hour prior to Mass. A private, family Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Bernice’s family is grateful for the care she received from her son John, grandson Steve Olewinski, Sandy Levandoski and the special caregivers Lindsey, Brenda C. and Deanna from Faith Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Grand Rapids Polish Falcons Society are appreciated.
Mrs. Bernice L. Olewinski (Gerulis), age 90, of Grand Rapids went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2021 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Bernice was born to Elsie and Joseph Gerulis on May 23, 1930, one of eleven children. Bernice... View Obituary & Service Information
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