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Bernice Tuchtenhagen, 87, Winthrop

Bernice Tuchtenhagen, 87, of Winthrop, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with the Rev. Paul Tessmer officiating. Julianne Trebelhorn was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Pallbearers were Chad Voelz, Joel Voelz, Joia Ziegler, Jeff Tuchtenhagen, Todd Tuchtenhagen and Lisa Schwichtenberg. Interment was in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Bernice Anna (Duenow) Tuchtenhagen was born Nov. 1, 1927, in New Auburn Township, Sibley County. She was the daughter of Alfred and Ida (Kohls) Duenow. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth. She was educated in Brownton.
On Sept. 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Tuchtenhagen at the church parsonage in Arlington. After their marriage, the couple resided in Arlington, New Auburn and Winthrop. The Tuchtenhagens were the owners/operators of People’s Meat Market in Winthrop, retiring in 1972. She also worked at Hands, Inc., in Winthrop for more than 30 years. The couple was blessed with five children, and shared 45 years of marriage before Mr. Tuchtenhagen’s death in December 1993.
Mrs. Tuchtenhagen was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and its Ladies Guild. She enjoyed dancing, canning and spending time at Lake Erie. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of the Oak Terrace Health Care Center.
She is survived by her children, Dennis (Elizabeth “Betty”) Tuchtenhagen of Arlington, Cheryl Voelz of Glencoe and Scott (Julie) Tuchtenhagen of Winthrop; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd Duenow of Glencoe and Lawrence (Vivian) Duenow of Arlington; sister-in-law, Marie Duenow of Green Isle; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ida Duenow; husband, Kenneth Tuchtenhagen; baby son Tuchtenhagen in infancy; son-in-law, Dennis Voelz; son, Gary Tuchtenhagen; sisters, Florence Duenow and Jeanette Barfknecht and her husband, Marlyn; brother, Marvin Duenow; and sister-in-law, Grace Duenow.
Arrangements were with the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Online guest book and obituaries are available at www.hantge.
com.