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Bernice M. Kuehl

August 31, 1935 — January 31, 2023

Bernice M. Kuehl, 87, passed away in Rockford, Illinois on January 31, 2023. Born in Ossineke, Michigan on August 31, 1935 daughter to Joseph and May (Byers) Labell. A 1954 graduate of Alpena High, Bernice enjoyed spending time with her siblings on their bowling and softball teams. She went on to marry Donald Kuehl July 21, 1956 in Ossineke, Michigan. Not long after being married they moved to Rockford, Illinois to start their next chapter together. She enjoyed being active and while in Rockford joined a bowling league, the axillary board for the American Legion, became a girl scouts’ leader, volunteered her time at the Moose Club, and sold Avon products for many years. Later in life she looked forward to the card club she had with the ladies in the neighborhood and supporting her grandchildren at all of their sporting events.


She will be missed by those who loved her most, her husband of 66 years, Donald; her children Kim (John) Gierwiatoski and Donald Kuehl Jr.; her grandchildren Matthew (Amber) Kuehl, Adam (Danielle Barnes) Kuehl and Bradley Kuehl; her great grandson Kolton; siblings Winnie (Keith) Holmes, Nancy Robinson, brother in law Jim Precord, sisters in law Marilyn Nazzerini and Sherry Carlson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A very special thank you to Bernice and Donald’s neighbors Kevin and Donna Murphy as well as Bill and Jan Steinborn for their extra love and attention to our family. She is predeceased by her grandson Nathan Gierwiatoski; mother in law Lyeth Carlson; her brothers Bobby, Billy, Tiny Joe, Jim (Georgie) Labell and sisters Mary Louise Labell, Jenette Pernie, Freda (Eddie) Schultz, JoJo Precord, Skip Robinson, and Yvonne (Orville) Steele; brother in law Darlyd "Buddy" Carlson.


A visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the Rock Lutheran Church, 8330 Newburg Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the Rock Lutheran Church. To send online condolences or share memories, please visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Christ the Rock Lutheran Church

8330 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christ the Rock Lutheran Church

8330 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Burial

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Highland Garden of Memories

9800 Illinois 76, Belvidere, IL 61008

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