Bernita (Houfek-Cruse) Meyer
Memorial services for Bernita (Houfek-Cruse) Meyer age 84 of Wisner, NE will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner, NE with Pastor Coral Parmenter officiating. Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at the church.
Bernita passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Wisner Care Center.
Bernita Bess Meyer was born on January 26, 1934 in Wayne Co., NE to Walter and Ruth (Andersen) Hansen. Bernita attended rural school and Martinsburg High School. She married Richard Houfek in 1950 and seven children were born to this marriage.
Bernita later married Harlie Cruse in 1972 and a son was born to this marriage. Bernita over the years had worked as a cook, waitress, medication aide and certified nurse’s aide before retiring.
She was a former member of the Battle Creek Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was currently a member of the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner. She also had been a 4-H leader. Bernita enjoyed sewing, where she made several outfits for her children, crocheting, knitting and embroidery. She loved playing Bingo and Pitch.
Daughter-Patricia and Kevin Smith of Wayne, NE and family-
Craig and Melissa Sisson and children-Nevaeh & Bentley
Pamela Sisson-Jenkins and Paul Barg and family- Shelby and son Conner, Zachary, Condie, Cole & Lauren
Daughter-Janet Schmidt of Hazard, NE and family-
Kelly Dean and children-Cody and son Aiden, Christina, Austin and son Kyson, & Joseph
Richard Horst and children-Aaron and his daughter, Marissa and children-Jax, Adeline & Xander
Rose Mary Schmidt (deceased) and her son Justin
Angela and Justin Renner and son-River
Daughter-Christine and Alvin Schroeder of Battle Creek, NE and family-
Jennifer Stoll and family-Kayla and Bryan Greene and daughter-Lyanna, & Justin
Melinda and Shawn Cole and family-Kristen Bliss, Tanner & Cassie
Daughter-Mary and Curt Liermann of Wisner, NE and family-
Chris and Brenda Liermann and family-Michael and Kendra, & Kari
Doug and Joan Liermann and children-Samantha, Trenton & Hilary
Elliot and Jaimy Liermann and children-Alia, Kia, Skye & Gabe
Charlotte Wolff and daughter-Wyatt
Son-Raymond and Gail Houfek of Yankton, SD and family-
Raymond S. and Tamra Houfek and children-Brian, Makenzie & Maverick
Kim and Mike Palu and children-Haley, Rex, Danica, & Grayson
Son-Donald and Sherry Houfek of Battle Ground, WA and family-
Breanna and Cory Allen and children-Scarlatt & Ariel
Sister-Arlene Patefield of Coleridge, NE
Sisters-in-law-Pat Hansen of Dell Rapids, SD
Helen Hansen of Coleridge, NE
Bernita was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter-Rosemary Kay Houfek, son-Duane Cruse, granddaughter-Rose Mary Schmidt, great grandson-Keaton Jenkins, sons-in-law-Loren Moody & Roy Schmidt, siblings- Rodney Hansen, Maynard Hansen, Vivian and Leleand Lemke, and Kenneth and Mary Hansen, and a brother-in-law-Milo Patefield.