Bernice Ruth (Scheider) Ott-Gronlund, age 77, of Luck, Wisconsin passed away March 20, 2018 at her home. She was the youngest of three children born to Harold and Ruth (Rackow) Scheider on January 19, 1941 in Stephenson County, Illinois. At age six she moved with her family from Illinois to the family farm in Trade Lake, Wisconsin. She attended Trade Lake #3 School, Bass Lake School, and then graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1959. She went on to attend Polk County Teachers College and taught elementary school in Grantsburg and East Luck Schools.
On June 17, 1961 she married John Ott Jr. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frederic and to this union two daughters were born – Debra and Donna. During this time they lived on their farm in Laketown. In 1971she began working at the United Pioneer Home in Luck where she worked for more than 40 years. During her years at UPH she made many dear friends whom she cherished through the end of her life. After John passed away, she married Charles Gronlund on September 19, 1992 at Zion Lutheran Church, Trade Lake, and with this union she gained another daughter – Jennifer.
Bernice was baptized at the Richland Salem Church in Stephenson County, Illinois. She was confirmed and spent much of her life at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frederic, Wisconsin. She then became an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Trade Lake. During her lifetime she was active in the lives of her children and grandchildren, 4-H, the Polk County Fair, United Pioneer Home Auxiliary, Polk County Home Makers, WELCA, and was famously known for baking and decorating many thousands of cakes for friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her brother, Lavern and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant brother, and her husband, John. She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Debra (Monte) Tretsven, Donna (Pete) Johnson, Jennifer (Shawn) Albee; brother, LaVerne Scheider; sister-in-law, Susan Ott; grandchildren, Haley Johnson, Lindsey (Jonathan) McCargo, Nicole Johnson, Isaiah Tretsven, Jonah Tretsven, Ella Tretsven, Brayden Albee, Braxton Albee; nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Sunday, March 25th from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Trade Lake on Monday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. with one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. John Peterson will be officiating.
Bernice will be laid to rest at Cushing Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers will be Isaiah Tretsven, Jonah Tretsven, Brayden Albee, Braxton Albee, Jeremy Scheider, Michael Knauber and Chris Bartlett.
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. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, 715-472-2444.