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Bernice Scanlon

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June 18, 1916-May 25, 2010

Bernice I. "Bernie" Scanlon, 93, of Melrose, Minn., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minn.

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A memorial mass of Christian burial was held Friday, May 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, with Rev. Vince Lieser officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Bernice Irene Welle was born to John H. and Ositha (Buttweiler) Welle on June 18, 1916 in Melrose.  She graduated from Melrose High School and attended Pomona College in California for two years.  On October 4, 1954 she was united in marriage to Thomas P. Scanlon at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose.

Bernie was a cashier at Melrose State Bank for 20 years. She moved to Detroit Lakes in 1958 and returned to Melrose in 1998, living at the Park View apartments. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.

Bernie enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, and traveling.  She especially loved spending time with her family and her friends.

Survivors include her son, Thomas J. Scanlon (Terry Griffiths) of Minneapolis; sister, Ruth Land of Roseburg, Ore.; and sisters-in-law Doris Hotchkiss of Monticello, Minn., and Betty Johnson of Fergus Falls.

Preceding Bernice in death were her husband, Thomas P. Scanlon (August 17, 1992); and brothers and sisters Ambrose Welle, Monica O'Connor, Florence Edelbrock, Gilbert Welle and Ralph Welle.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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