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Bernice C. Madsen, 85

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Bernice C. Madsen, age 85, of New Richmond, formerly of River Falls, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, at the St. Croix Health Center.

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She was born the daughter of Oswald and Pearl (Jensen) Peterson on Sept. 3, 1927. Bernice grew up in Martell and graduated from River Falls High School with the class of 1945. On June 30, 1946, she married Donald F. Madsen. In 1945, Bernice began her career at UW-River Falls, retiring in 1984.

She will be missed by her loving husband of 67 years, Donald; her son, Duane (Vicky) Madsen; her granddaughter, Stacia (Jayson) Westbrook; her great-grandchildren, Courtney and Blake Westbrook; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Fraser.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, with visitation from 3-5 p.m., at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wis.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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