Glenna Ellen Berndt

September 25, 1931June 29, 2011

Glenna Ellen Berndt, 79, of South Range, WI, passed away on June 29, 2011 in St. Luke's Hospice with her family by her side. Glenna was born in Tipler, WI on September 25, 1931 to Sheridan and Darcus (Gayhart) Wells. Glenna had a true caregiver nature and worked for many years as a Nurses Aid at Lake Haven and Lakeshore Lutheran Nursing Home - where she retired from in 1992. After retiring, Glenna enjoyed traveling with her husband, Lester, in their fifth wheel but her favorite place to be was at their cabin, fishing along side her husband. She also enjoyed working crosswords and betting on the football boards. She made the best fudge ever and loved to bake. Her Grandchildren will always remember making Christmas cookies with her. She treasured her family and the time she spent with them. She will be deeply missed. Glenna is preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, Sidney, Vernon, Paul and Clifford; 3 sisters, Cassie, Norma and Clarine; and a longtime friend, Mae Wold. Glenna is survived by her loving husband, Lester "Red"; 6 children, Fred (Sue) Tjaden of Mukwanago, WI, Bonnie (Carl) Sherman of Eau Claire, WI, Donald (Mary Bergeson) Tjaden of Menomonie, WI, Marvel (Terry) McEwen of Esko, MN, Nora (David) Mahlberg of Duluth, MN and Glenn (Tina) Tjaden of Duluth, MN; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her step-children, Kathy Berndt of Springbrook, WI, Randy (Betty) Berndt of Superior, WI, Marilyn (Roger) Paske of Spooner, WI, Susie Hansen of Rib Lake, WI and Scott (Nancy) Berndt of Coon Rapids, MN; 15 step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who referred to her as "Aunt Gurdy"; a lifelong friend and sister-in-law, Marge Wells of Tipler, WI as well as many other extended family members. A family service will be held in Glenna's home town of Tipler, WI at a later date.

Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.


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July 6, 2011

Dear Nora, I have so many wonderful memories of your family, especially your mother, Glenna. She always made me feel at home, I know it has been a long time (we were just teenagers) but I can still remember how comfortable I felt when I was spending time at your house. I hope you take comfort in your memories as well. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Kris Iverson Godden
Duluth (Norton Park)

pamela franik

July 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

July 5, 2011

Dear Family
We a very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful woman. Our family's spent many memorable times together. Our prayers and thought's are with you at this time. God Bless,
Love Penny, Robin, Theresa

Sharon Prince

July 5, 2011

Dear Bonnie,

I'm so sorry you lost your mom. I know you loved her very much and she felt that love I'm sure! I wish I was there to give you a big hug. Just know that many people are with you and your family in prayer and thoughts right now! I love you my friend! Sharon Prince