|Bernadine E. "Bernie" Schmitt|
|August 27, 1915 - February 07, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Friday, February 10, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 11:30 am, Friday, February 10, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL|
|Vigil Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church where a Rosary will be recited|
|Interment: February 10, 2012 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
|Bernadine E. “Bernie” Schmitt, 96, a resident of Friendship Manor, Rock Island, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island. Services for Ms. Schmitt will be 11:30 a.m., Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island, where visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday and a Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.|
Bernadine was born on August 27, 1915 in Rock Island, a daughter of Edward J. Schmitt and Minnie Erbs Schmitt. Bernie was a 1934 graduate for St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Rock Island. In 1939 she graduated from the St. Anthony’s School of Nursing, Rock Island. She worked as a Registered Nurse in various hospitals in the Chicago area including the Veteran’s Research Hospital in Maywood, IL. She had also worked as a private duty nurse. Later Bernie worked as an Industrial Nurse at the International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island. She retired from International Harvester in 1980. She was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Her other memberships include the Alter & Rosary Society of the church, the Scarlett O’Manor Red Hat Society at Friendship Manor and the St. Anthony’s School of Nursing Alumni Association. Bernie had also been a volunteer at Trinity Medical Center. She enjoyed all kinds of sports, traveling and shopping.
Survivors include a sister in law, Vivian Schmitt; and several nieces, nephews; great nieces, great nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
Bernie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Virgil Schmitt, Edward M. Schmitt and a sister, Zelda Schmitt. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
Bernice was a gracious, fun lady that I worked with at St.Anthony's Hospital.A great nurse and friend. Those were the "good old days." Joyce
-- Joyce Zawada