Mary Darlene Bernardy
July 24, 1929-Sept. 19, 2021
MINNEOTA — Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Darlene Bernardy, 92, of Minneota will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.
Darlene died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Mary Darlene Craig was born July 24, 1929, in Tracy, to Laurence and Catherine (Silver) Craig. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1947. Darlene worked as a secretary at Wiener Memorial Hospital when it first opened.
Darlene married the love of her life, Randy Bernardy, on April 15, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. To this union four sons and a daughter were born. After their wedding, the couple lived in Oklahoma during Randy’s service in the Army, and they spent the rest of their lives in Minneota. Darlene worked as a bookkeeper at Gislason’s Hardware in Minneota for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her paperback novels. She enjoyed daily car trips around the Midwest with Randy.
She is survived by her sons Jeff (Joyce) of McAllen, TX, Jim (Cheri) of Ankeny, IA, Doug (Gina) of Mt. Zion, IL, and Scott of Minneota; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sister Mary Catherine Hoeniger; and brother William (Carole) Craig and sister-in-law Barb Sumerfelt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Randy Bernardy, daughter Jeanne Bernardy, daughter-in-law Cathy Bernardy, brothers Larry and Merlin Craig, and brother-in-law John Hoeniger. She was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law John and Minnie Bernardy, and brothers-in-law Bernard, Ordell, Clarence, Melvin, Leonard, and Gayle Bernardy.
Horvath Funeral Service