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Bernice Wilson - August 11, 2012

Bernice Wilson, 57, longtime Ogallala, Neb. resident, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Bernice was born July 8, 1955 in Lewellen, Neb. the daughter of Evert Louis and Lila Mae (Hatterman) Graham. She graduated from Ogallala High School in 1973. Bernice attended McCook Community College and was employed at Educational Service Unit #16 from 1971 to 1975.
On Sept. 7, 1973 Bernice married Bruce Wilson in Ogallala. The couple resided in Hershey, Neb. and in 1975 moved to Fairbury, Neb. Bernice provided day care and also operated a home interior consulting business until 1983.
The Wilsons moved to Ogallala and Bernice continued her business until 1989. She then began employment as an Administrative Secretary for the Ogallala Police Dept. Bernice also served as secretary for the Civil Service Commission.
Her hobbies included camping, fishing, riding horses, and playing billiards. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Bernice was a member of the Women of the Moose. She helped cook at the Moose Lodge and her specialty was pan fried chicken.
Preceding her in death were her parents, brother-in-law Richard Barnett, and mother-in-law and father-in-law Wilma and John Wilson, and brother George Graham.
Survivors include her husband Bruce Wilson and son Gabriel and wife Lisa Wilson, all of Ogallala; son Mitchell Wilson of Thornton, Colo.; twin sister Denise Barnett of Gretna, Neb.; sisters Cynthia Brown of Paxton, Neb., Kristine and husband Patrick Moran of Greeley, Colo., and Alina Iske of Ogallala; four grandchildren: Brianna Wilson, Truman Wilson, Bryer Wilson, and Annlyn Wilson; special aunt Velma Hatterman of Thornton.
The family chose cremation. The memorial service will be Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in Ogallala New Hope Worship Center on East “O” Street. Rev. Eric Wait will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.