Bernalee Ann “Berna” Petzold

Petzold-Berna-web-150x150Petzold, Bernalee Ann “Berna” nee: Bruce lived in St. Charles, Missouri where she passed away on April 28, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on April 2, 1945, to Bernice and Douglas Lee Bruce, attended All Souls grade school and Ritenour High School in Overland. Berna is survived by her husband Michael F. Petzold of 46 years; daughters Dr. Michele Lynn (Dereck) Raymond and Nicole Ann (Rick Nation) Alsop; four grandchildren Mackenzie Lynn Alsop, Dylan Michael Alsop, Cody Marcus Raymond and Devyn Nicole Raymond; very close relatives Ray and Gayanna Bohlken of Jefferson City, Missouri, Greg and Pat Bauer of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and nephews Michael and Paul Bauer, as well as a special friend to many others.

Every person who met Berna was in some way enriched by the experience. Although she has left all those she inspired, Berna will never be far from our hearts and minds. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Berna joined Tupperware Industries in 1969, and worked as a Tupperware Manager until 1996 when she was offered a Tupperware Distributorship that she owned until she retired in 2002. Berna was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, Missouri, and worked with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Berna loved to be with her grandchildren, and was an avid golfer and boating enthusiast.

Memorials may be made to Sarcoma Research Fund.