Caroline Bernice Black, 95, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at Our House Assisted Living in Eau Claire.
Caroline was born August 8, 1926 in Cornell, the daughter of John and Rose (Bernard) Johnson.
Caroline married Eugene W. Hetke on October 5, 1944, he preceded her in death and then on August 20, 1983, she married Edward Black at Faith Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Caroline worked at Mamco Corp. and Andis Clipper in Racine on the assembly line before returning to the Chippewa area and retired after 25 years working for Chippewa County Health Care Center. After retirement, she continued to work at Gordy’s County Market.
She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery.
Caroline is survived by two sons, Ernest (Agnes) Hetke of Cornell and David (Marlene) Hetke of Chippewa Falls; two daughters, Dianne Markovich of Chippewa Falls and Mary (Gary) Blazer of Florence, WI; three brothers, Harold (Bea) Johnson of Racine, Alonzo (Jean) Johnson of Durand and Guy Johnson of Rice, MN; one sister, Margaret Maurer of St. Paul, MN; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Caroline was preceded in death by both of her husbands; one son, Dale Hetke; one daughter in infancy; her parents; 4 great grandsons, two of them in infancy; two sisters, Rosemary Gorton and Deannie Steinmetz; and three brothers, Bernard, Raymond and Edwin Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 20 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in the village of Lake Hallie.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 12 Noon on Friday, August 20 at St. Charles Church.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Funeral services for Caroline Bernice Black were held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 20 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls.
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman was celebrant of the funeral Mass assisted by Mass servers, Johannes, Luke, and Eli Boppart. Interment was in Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie.
Music during the Mass was provided by Paul Kosower, the St. Charles Funeral Choir, and Anna Boppart, Serenity Hetke and Elizabeth Lechtleitner. Readings were given by Andrew Hetke and Luke Boppart. Gift bearers were Logan and Jeremiah Hetke.
Casket bearers were Ted and Tom Goman, Dale, Geoff, Paul, Pete, Phil and Scott Hetke, and Dean Markovich.
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