Berneda "Bunny" Smith

Died: Mon., Jun. 15, 2020


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jun. 23, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel


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Berneda E. “Bunny” Smith died Monday, June 15, 2020 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.  A Celebration of Life will be 1:00 p.m.  Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Michelle Hargrave officiating.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Seating will be limited in accordance to the current guidelines for Covid 19.

Berneda was born February 8, 1929 to John and Vera Johnson (Addleman) Sorgatz in Lake Crystal, MN.  She was a graduate of Mankato State University and taught school for 33 years, teaching at Okabena, Mountain Lake, Garden City and Good Thunder.

On June 17, 1951 Bunny married Orville Smith at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato.

Bunny had many joys and interests: crafts, gardening, reading, sewing, going to Red Hat meetings, and especially loved spending time with her family and friends She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and was active in the ladies circle and bible classes.

Bunny is survived by her children Linda (Guy) Curtis of Mankato, Debra (Dennis) Kessler of Urbandale, IA, Vicki (Kent) Schaible of Mankato, Cathy (Jeff ) Pierce of Mankato, Steven (Tracee) Smith of Mankato, and Leisa (Gregg) Harris of Clara City, MN ; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, David Sorgatz of the Twin Cities, Dale Sorgatz of Amboy, MN and Darrell Sorgatz of Amboy, MN; sister-in-law, Nancy Sorgatz of Lake Crystal, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband Orville, brother Burton Sorgatz; nephew, Paul Sorgatz; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Haslip and Marlene Sorgatz.

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lisa Fitterer
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
My sincere condolences to your family

Tammy Sorgatz Kral
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Bunny’s passing! I do find peace in knowing from our last couple visits that she had a full and happy life!!
I will forever and always hold the memories of summers staying over and her helping me with school subjects ai needed help with. I was always so proud and bragged that my aunt was a real school teacher!
Bless her soul!! Fly high bunny!

Jane Morgan Bachmann
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Bunny's passing. I did not know her but of her. I missed seeing Donna's (sister)name. May Bunny be remembered with her desire in life to educate children. Greetings to the family and sympathy to you all.

Cindy Carpenter
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Bunny's passing and my sympathy and thoughts to the family. I miss seeing her sitting in her lawnchair in the doorway of her garage when I drive by. I will always see that when I go by the house!

Terrie Reed
   Posted Sun June 21, 2020
Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.


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