Norma Regina Bernasek (Peg) was born Feb 4, 1930 in Axtell KS to Ernest and Anna (Huls) Lackey and died Oct 7, 2017 at the Gardenside Longterm Care facility in Fairbury NE at the age of 87. Norma was united in marriage to John Leo Bernasek on August 2, 1948 at the St Michaels church in Axtell KS. To this union 10 children were born; Dennis, Jane, Mary, Joan, Joseph, Karen, Keith, Roger, Alan, and Teresa. Norma was raised on a farm near Axtell KS and graduated High School in Axtell. She worked at the bread store in Fairbury NE for over 30 years while raising her children and helping on the farm. Her hobbies were gardening, sewing, and crafts. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a devote member of St Michaels Catholic church in Fairbury. Norma was deeply loved and will be missed by all the people she touched.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Anna Lackey, her husband John, her daughter Joan Bernasek, her daughter and son in-law Karen and Dean Nutsch and Max Randal Prellwitz Great Grandson.
Norma is survived by her children: Dennis (Karen) Bernasek, Jane (Roger) Frerichs, Mary (Randy) Prellwitz, Joseph (Sandra) Bernasek, Keith Bernasek, Roger Bernasek, Alan (Carolyn) Bernasek, Teresa Crow. She had 14 Grandchildren, and 13 Great Grand Children. Norma is also survived by her brothers John (Clare) Lackey, Gary (Sharon) Lackey, her sister Merle LeAnn Bernasek, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home located at 2414 H Street Fairbury NE 68352. A Rosary and viewing will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday Qct 10th, 2017 at the Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 at St Michaels Catholic Church located at 807 F St Fairbury NE 68352 with Father John Birkel officiating. A lunch will be served at St Michaels immediately after the funeral. The burial will be at the St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Axtell KS following lunch. Memorial contributions can be made to the Norma R. Bernasek Memorial Fund. c/o Gerdes-Meyer.
A special thanks to the caring staff at Gardenside Longterm Care and the Jefferson Community Health and Life hospital. Norma loved living at Gardenside and enjoyed her short time there.
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