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Bernice Kamin, 102, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26th, at Ridgewood Care Center.  She was born in Racine, January 15, 1915, to the late John and Katy Wielgat and was a lifelong resident.

Bernice married Walter J. Kamin and to this union brought 3 sons, Robert, George, and Jerome.  Walter preceded her in death on November 25, 1971.

Bernice was employed at Hamilton Beach Company for 20 years and then at Voorlas Manufacturing for 6 years. She retired in 1978.

Bernice was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A fabulous cook, Bernice enjoyed feeding family and friends, shopping, gardening, playing cards, and exploring estate sales. Throughout her life and even the past few years at Ridgewood, Bernice always dressed fashionably, complete with jewelry.  A kind and loving person, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Steve Kamin, Brian Kamin, Christine (Steve) Tasa, and Michelle Buiso; a great grandchild;  daughter-in-law, Shirley (Robert) Jordan; sister-in-law, Betty Wielgat; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, husband and sons, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lorri, John, Walter, and Stanley.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated  this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Reverend Steve Varghese officiating.  Internment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet at the church at 9 a.m. before the Mass. Memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ridgewood Care Center and St. Monica’s Senior Living for their loving and compassionate care.