Bernice Muehr Klaus passed peacefully April 19, 2020 at the age of 94.
Bernice was born September 8, 1925 to Frank and Mary Wilhelm Muehr in String Prairie, Texas. An avid homemaker, Bernice loved gardening and yard work, canning and cooking, sewing and quilting, and caring for others. She especially loved having family and friends over for Sunday lunches and holidays and had a way of making everyone who entered her home feel special.
On January 14, 1947, Bernice married Alfred Klaus. They made a home in Rockne, Texas, and were blessed with three sons and five daughters. Bernice and Alfred were strong supporters of the Rockne community especially the Sacred Heart Church and VFW Post 2527 of which Bernice was a Ladies Auxiliary member. They were married 39 years at the time of Alfred’s death.
Bernice is survived by her children Wanda Hoffman (Clayton), Donald Klaus (Marilyn), Gail Klaus, Gary Klaus (Brenda), Doyle Klaus (Debbie), Karen Tucker (David), Audrey Goertz (Gerard), and Colleen Meuth (Steve), 28 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Willard Zumwalt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bernice was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Mae Zumwalt.
During these unprecedented times, the family greatly appreciates all of the prayers, texts, and different ways in which everyone is reaching out to them. At this time the family will have a private celebration of Bernice’s life. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
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