Bernice Marie MacDonald, age 89, formerly of Neshkoro, died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Markesan Resident Home where she has resided since being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Bernice was born Jan. 31, 1922 in Markesan, the daughter of Erwin and Clara Meinke Schwandt. On Sept. 15, 1945 she was united in marriage to Malcolm “Mac” MacDonald.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Malcom “Mac” MacDonald; two daughters Susan (Charles) Wallschlaeger and Sally (Gary) Kenton, all of Green Lake; four grandchildren Nadene (Ronald) Kasuboski of Ripon, Laura (Lt. Col Steven) Smith of Huntingtown, Md., Corey (Jill) Wallschlaeger of West Bend, and Andrew (Stephanie) Wallschlaeger of Coon Rapids, Minn.; nine great-grandchildren Joe, Dan, DaVene, and Kendra Kasuboski all of Ripon, Madeline and Nicholas Smith of Huntingtown, Md., Mason Wallschlaeger of West Bend, and Addison and Reagan Wallschlaeger of Coon Rapids, Minn..; a brother Roland Schwandt of Ripon; a sister Betty (Carleton) Ruenger of Ripon; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Neshkoro, with Rev. Aaron Alfred officiating. Inurnment will be in Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Neshkoro. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the church or the “Wounded Warriors Ministry Center” at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Arrangements have been entrusted to Barbola Funeral Chapel in Berlin.

Barbola Funeral Chapel

282 E. Marquette St. • 920-361-2755

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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