Elvera M. Bierlein
Passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at her home, age 86 years. Elvera Bernthal was born on April 25, 1926 in Frankenmuth to the late Wilfred & Olga (Stern) Bernthal. She married Harry Bierlein on June 2, 1950. He survives her. Elvera worked with Harry in their construction business for 30 years until their retirement. She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and served in the Missionary Guild and Stephen Ministry.
Surviving are her husband, Harry, 3 daughters and 1 son: Linda (Tom) Daugharty, Gerald Bierlein and his friend Linda, Laura (Gary) Schaeff, Diane (Mike) Bender; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister: Hildred (Shirley) Bernthal, Viola (Roland) Gugel, Harold (Peggy) Bernthal, sister-in-law, Marilyn Bernthal and many nieces and nephews.
Elvera was predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 great-grandchildren: Willard and Roy Bernthal and Michael and Gabriel Daugharty.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Rev. Caleb Adams will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Cemetery. Elvera’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Salvation Army or Stephen Ministry at St. Lorenz. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com