Bernice Missall

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Bernice Missall, 84, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Bernice was born on April 4, 1934, to the late Alvin and Laura (Frydach) Laska in Wausau. On Oct. 30, 1954, Bernice married Marvin Missall.

Bernice was a gifted cook, having worked at Lakeside Inn for many years. She greatly enjoyed gardening and flowers, bird watching, animal watching, crafting and reading.

Bernice is survived by her two daughters, Laura (Norman) Swenson and Donna (Kevin) Abel; two sons, Dale (Heidi) Missall and Scott (Amy) Missall; grandchildren, Jason (Lori) Swenson, Nicole (Eric) Lilgestrand, Levi (Aleshia) Missall, Michelle Missall, Trevor Koutnik, Dan St. Peter, Allison Abel, Jeremy Missall, Alisha Missall and Lucas Missall; son-in-law, Robert Koutnik; four siblings; nephew, Mike (Mary) Laska. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, on Sept. 28, 2005; daughter, Renee Koutnik, on Aug. 29, 2009; son, Mark Missall, on Feb. 26, 2017; and eight siblings.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 12 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Krauss officiating. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at

A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls for the wonderful care and compassion offered to Bernice and her family during their time of need.