Bernice A. Krauze

June 1, 1942October 27, 2021
Obituary of Bernice A. Krauze
Bernice Ann Krauze (nee Zygmunt) passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. She was 79 years old. Bernice was born in St. Louis on June 1, 1942, to Walter and Genevieve Zygmunt. She was married to her soul mate and partner in life, Benny, on June 11, 1966. After marrying, Bernice and Benny settled in south St. Louis and raised four boys: Edward, Raymond, Richard, and her “little guy” Stanley. Only her faith in God was more important to Bernice than the health and well-being of her four boys. Whether it was chauffeuring them from one sports practice to the next, spending countless hours in hospital emergency rooms, attending various school activities, or providing motherly care and attention, Bernice was resolute in her devotion to her “boys.” Throughout her life, Bernice was an active member in both churches that she and Benny attended – St. Stanislaus Kostka and St. Gabriel’s. Bernice lived a life that was reflective of her faith in that she did well upon others and bestowed love and kindness on those she touched. Bernice was a prideful Polish woman who was always there for her family and friends and never asked for anything in return. She was known in her community as a kind gentle soul who loved to talk about everything. In recent years, Bernice’s mobility was limited but that did not stop her from spending countless hours talking and interacting with all of her grandchildren and maintaining an active interest in the lives of those she loved. Bernice was fond of saying to those she loved, “be sure to say a prayer to the Good Lord to look out for you and take care of you.” May the Good Lord now watch over Bernice and take care of her. She will be missed by all those she touched. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Genevieve Zygmunt, her grandparents, Stanley and Bernice Lubaszewski and Mary and Joseph Zygmunt, and several aunts and uncles. Bernice is survived by her beloved husband, Benny; her younger brother, Tom (Kathy); her adored sons, Edward (Alicia), Raymond (Moira), Richard, and Stanley (Kerrin); mother-in-law to Brittney; her cherished grandkids to whom she was affectionately known as “Babciu,” Maxwell, Nicholas, Ellis, Carmen, Bennett, and Theodore; and warm hearted aunt to Henry (Pat), Lillian, TJ, and Theresa. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 5th from 12-8 pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street, 63109 & one hour prior to funeral mass on November 6th at St. Gabriel the Archangel, 6303 Nottingham Ave., 63109 at 10:30 am. Burial services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 MacKenzie Rd., 63123. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bernice’s name to: The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, 6825 Clayton Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63139 or by phone (314) 725-7990 or online at Please leave a favorite memory of Bernice for her family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.

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Past Services

Friday, November 05, 2021

Visitation - Friday

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Second Visitation - Saturday

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial - Saturday

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Rite of Committal