Bernadette "Bernie" Wollman
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Bernadette "Bernie" Wollman, age 78, of Yankton, South Dakota died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Ken Lulf officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Hausman, Brad Schrempp, Jeff Nooney, David Wollman Jr., Mike Shutt, and Dan Shutt.

Bernadette "Bernie" Wollman was born October 1, 1935, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Bernard and Marcella (Borszich) Klimisch. She grew up on the family farm outside of Utica, South Dakota. She attended Klimisch School and graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1953. She married Rudy Wollman in 1959 at Sigel Catholic Church in rural Utica. After their marriage they moved to Yankton where Bernadette started working as a Bookkeeper at Freeman Manufacturing for a few years and then went to work for Morgan Manufacturing, where she continued to work for over 30 years. She retired from Morgan Manufacturing and for the last five years has been working at Hy-Vee in Yankton.

Bernadette was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church where she was always willing to volunteer. She enjoyed word search books, crocheting, playing solitaire, and chasing her dog, Buster. She was a very hard working woman who loved her family above all else.

Survivors include her four sons: David Wollman Sr. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Robert Wollman of Yankton; Richard (Sandra) Wollman of Jacksonville, Florida; and Todd Wollman of Yankton; seven grandchildren: David Jr., Danielle, Marissa, Christopher, Kailey, Angelina, and Peter; two great grandchildren: Shadow and Zane; two sisters: Frances Shutt of Utica, South Dakota and Ruth Chapman of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rudy on September 6, 1993; and sister, Helen Klimisch.

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Bob I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We are thinking of you. My deepest condolences.

Shannon Mahon

So sorry to hear that Bernie passed away. I worked with Bernie at Morgan Manufacturing back in the 60's. She was great to work with. My sympathies to the family.

Ruth Ann Grimm

We were all sadden to hear the passing of "grandma Wally". Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during these difficult times.

Peter Sotelo, The Sotelo Family

Dave, Bob, Rick and Todd,

Sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I have good memories of your parents and the many scouting activities they coordinated. We were lucky to have them as leaders of our troop. I regret I will be out of town next week and am unable to attend her funeral mass. Best wishes to you all!

Chris Specht


Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Our sympathy, Joe and Andrea Abbenhaus family


We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God's blessings.

Myrna, John, Brittani, Hannah & Ross and Melville Seagren Seagren


Tom and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kay and Tom Fairchild


you have my deepest sympathy. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Monica Ketelsen

David, Bob, Rick, Todd & families,

Want to offer our sympathy in the loss of your M om. We are unable to attend her funeral , but our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Gerald & Norma Westergaard

Dave and Family,

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I always enjoyed running into her and visiting. She was one of a kind. With Sympathy we are thinking of you all.

Julie Holst

I wondered why I hadn't seen her around town here in Yankton. We worked together at Hy Vee in the diningroom. She'll be surely missed. We became fast friends. If any family member would like a copy of a poem I wrote in 2004 for Family & Friends that has lost a loved one please let me know by my Email or phone. 605-760-2478

Linda D. Gorham

Dave, Rick, Bob and Todd,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I was out of town when this happened and just recently heard about it. I always enjoyed working with her and remember many good times we had together. She will be missed. My sympathy to all of you.

Darlene Schieffer

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