Bernadette Buckholtz

April 30, 1949May 18, 2018

Bernadette Buckholtz, 69, passed away May 18, 2018 surrounded by family. Beloved mother of Christine Russell and Kathleen Shannon. Cherished grandmother of Anthony Gum, Amber (Bronson) Wiegartz, Alexis Carroll, Alanna Carroll, Taylor Shannon, Nicholas Jenkin, Gabrielle Russell. Loving great-grandmother of Anthony Gum Jr., Brycen Wiegartz, Gavin Wiegartz, and Parker Austin. Dear sister of Patricia (Fred) Torres, Patrick (Christine) Stramaglio, and Nadine Stramaglio. Fond aunt and friend to many. A Memorial Gathering will take place at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. Interment private. For information, call the Funeral Home at (815) 568-8131.


  • Christine Russell, Daughter
  • Kathleen Shannon, Daughter
  • Anthony Gum, Grandson
  • Amber (Bronson) Wiegartz, Granddaughter
  • Alexis Carroll, Granddaughter
  • Alanna Carroll, Granddaughter
  • Taylor Shannon, Granddaughter
  • Nicholas Jenkin, Grandson
  • Gabrielle Russell, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Gum Jr., Great Grandson
  • Brycen Wiegartz, Great Grandson
  • Gavin Wiegartz, Great Grandson
  • Parker Austin, Great Grandson
  • Patricia (Fred) Torres, Sister
  • Patrick (Christine) Stramaglio, Brother
  • Nadine Stramaglio, Sister
  • Fond aunt and friend to many.


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 24, 2018

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