Mrs. Handrich was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for Chicago Title in Belleville for many years and was a lifetime member of the Memorial Hospital Women’s auxiliary. She belonged to PEO International, an educational organization for women. Bernice was a long-time member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville and enjoyed many activities within the church. Her last task at the church was as a librarian.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, William Henry Handrich, whom she married on June 9, 1940, and who died on October 9, 1965; one daughter and son-in-law, Millicent (Daniel) Chrusciel; a son-in-law, Paul Ground; her parents, Peter Kasper and Anna Elizabeth, nee Hirth, Voland; a brother, Kenneth (Jane) Voland; and a sister, Ruth (Art) Jacobs.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Ground of Ballwin, MO;
three grandchildren, William Scott (Tiffany) Ground of St. Louis, Stephen Andrew Ground of Ballwin, MO, and Alicia (Michael) Timm of Lake Zurich, IL;
two great-grandchildren, Charles and Lorelei Timm;
and two nieces.
Memorials may be made to First United Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL, and a memorial service will be held at a future date.