AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Bernyce Wagner, of Jordan, formerly of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Estates at Excelsior. She was 94 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Pastor Debra Schaffran officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
INURNMENT will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
Bernyce T. Wahlstrom Wagner, of Jordan, formerly of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at The Estates at Excelsior, MN. She was 94 years old.
Bernyce Theresa Johnson was born on November 8, 1925 in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota to parents Waldemar O. and Florence E. (Person) Johnson. She grew up in the Denham area until the family moved to Ogilvie in 1940. Bernyce graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1943.
In 1946, Bernyce was united in marriage to Ellsworth “Bud” Wahlstrom and they made their home in Mora. Bernyce worked as a secretary at the Kanabec County Courthouse, Tinker and Johnson, and Blaw Knox over the years. She and Bud owned and operated the Mora Car Wash and Laundromat for many years. They loved to travel and enjoyed trips around the world, including, Australia, New Zealand, and Alaska; and enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. Bernyce was a member of the Mora American Legion and VFW Auxiliary and the Grace Lutheran Church. After Bud’s death in 1991, Bernyce moved full time to Arizona. She met and later married, Robert James “Jim” Wagner in 1993. They enjoyed over 15 years together in Arizona before his death in 2010. In 2015, Bernyce returned to Minnesota to be near family as her health began to decline. She spent her last three years in the care of her niece Sheri.
Bernyce enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. She loved to entertain along with cooking and baking, and was known for her famous Rice Pudding. She took great care in her appearance, always having her hair, lipstick, and teal outfit just right. She will be dearly missed.
Bernyce is preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ellsworth “Bud” and Robert “Jim”; siblings, Victoria (Johnny) Anderson, Marilyn (Ted) Lebens, and Wallace Johnson; sister-in-law Mary Ann Johnson.
She is survived by her brother Lowell Johnson; sister-in-law Majal Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews and their extended families and friends.