Dec. 23, 1918 - Oct. 8, 2012
SHAVEHEAD LAKE, Mich. - Bernadette C. "Bernie" Linhart, 93, of Shavehead Lake, Cass County, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Greenleaf Living Center in Elkhart, Ind.
She was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Chicago to Joseph and Elizabeth (Stava) Tintera. She married Ernest A. "Ernie" Linhart on May 17, 1941, in Cicero, Ill. They were longtime residents of Westchester, Ill., until 1999. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2009.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Poro.
Bernie will be greatly missed by family and friends.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Beth (Thad) Cizma of Westmont, Ill.; two sons, Thomas E. Linhart of New Brooklyn, Ill., and John J. (Rosemarie) Linhart of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Tom and Todd Baryl, Katie, Julie, Matthew, Eric and Chris Linhart; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Vent of Watervliet and Elizabeth T. "Betty" O'Connor of Dundee, Ill.; and one sister-in-law, Marcy Hopps.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. CDT today, Oct. 13, 2012, Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at Divine Infant Catholic Church, 1601 Newcastle St., Westchester.
Bernie's remains will be laid to rest beside those of her late husband, Ernie, in Saint Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Ill.
The family prefers memorial contributions to Divine Infant Catholic Church, 1601 Newcastle Road, Westchester, IL 60154 or Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.
Online condolences may be posted at www.wagnercares.com.