Mrs. Klotz retired after working for 17 years in the cafeteria at Freeburg Grade School. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, and was active in the Women’s Guild and the Quilters Club at the church. Bernice was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Freeburg Senior Citizens Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Klotz, whom she married on January 31, 1942, and who died on June 17, 1978; three sons, Ronald, Randy, and Richard Klotz; her parents, William and Augusta, nee Vollmer, Kessler; a grandson, Danny Klotz; and a brother, Floyd Kessler.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Peggy) Klotz of Flagler Beach, FL; two daughters-in-law, Judy Klotz, and Michele Klotz, both of Freeburg, IL; seven grandchildren, Kelly (Paul) Wagner, Kim Schuhardt, Ryan (Carrie) Klotz, Rachel (Jeremy) Baldridge, Tony (Jackie) Klotz, Jessica (Lee) Tomlinson, and Jamie (Danny) Hawkinson; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Wayne) Feig of New Athens, IL; and a sister-in-law, Anita Kessler of Freeburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Trails Activity Department, Freeburg, IL, or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.