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Bernice Florence Lemmel

January 29, 1933 - January 25, 2018


Pamela Eveleth Cowen

Gillette WY

Lemmel Family: So sorry to hear about Berniece - she always held a special place in my heart. May your memories sustain you through this difficult times. God bless you all!

Carol and Tom Olesen

Spanaway, WA

What a beautiful write up for Bernice. You will be missed by so many. You touched so many lives and you made such a difference in all our lives and we are all so fortunate to have known you. I grew up with your kids and so many memories. Tom and i send our deepest sympathy to all the family. I am so glad to have known you forever. Carol Young Olesen

Darlene & Everette Fite

Rapid City SD

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. She was a wonderful person🙏🙏 Darlene and Everette Fite

Tucker and Bev Hudson

Howes SD

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are sorry to miss services as we are snowboarding. Cherish all your great memories.

Karl and Neoma Richter

Enning So Dak 57737

Our prayers and love to all of you. Spent a lot of time at their house with my Mom and Dad. Always admired how she always had her hair done just right! A very special lady God blessBLACKHILLS

Kay Ingalls

Mud Butte

Bernice and Spud have been wonderful friends and neighbors to me for the almost 60 years I have been 'up north'. Will surely miss this gem of a lady.

Marie McDermott Hylle

Custer, SD

My deepest sympathy to her family. She and Spud were a very special couple and always enjoyed visiting with both of them!

Michele Raposa


So sorry for your loss. Bernice was one of the first people I met when I moved into the teacherage at the Stoneville School in 1981. She invited Miss Reiger and I to come and pick plums on the ranch and then taught us how to make jelly. It was such a delightful experience for me as I had always wanted to learn how to make homemade jelly. She was always kind and friendly. May God wrap you in His comforting arms during this difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers.


Marla and JR. 💔💔💔

The Schnaible Family

Belle Fourche SD

Thoughts and Prayers to the Lemmel Family.

Jim & Rita Harrison

Sturgis, SD

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The world will miss Bernice. What a great lady!!

Jim Thompson

Belle Fourche

what a blessing she was to your family... and what a friend to have in my life. praying for comfort for you all..

Casey Fredericks

Halliday nd

Red, Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lincoln and Loren Shuck

sturgis sd

to all the Lemmel family sorry for your loss you folks are some of the best people we know !!Bernice will be missed!!

Patty Kelly

Faith, SD

Sending sympathies and love to you all during this major loss....

Nadine and Ray Peek

Pueblo, CO

We are so sorry to hear of Bernice's passing! She was a very lovely, special lady! I remember always laughing when I was around her, Mom and DeeDee. They had so much fun and were all such great friends! We will keep Spud and all of the family in our prayers! Love you all!

Dave and Patricia Reinert

Gillette WY

To the Lemmel Family, We send you our prayers. I was blessed to work with Bernice for over 20 years she would deliver mail when Rick or Spud was busy working the ranch.she always had a smile and kind words for everyone. Bernice will be miss. We are better for knowing her. May you find comfort in the memories.

Dorothy Lesselyoung

Pierre, SD

Lemmel family: Although I was not a close friend, I wish to extend my condolences as your families gather to celebrate your Mom, Grandmom's life. As a former resident of Faith, I often was in the presence of Booge Lemmel and family as well as the family of Val and Larry Brown. Great families. Be blessed and prayers for all as you walk your continued journey without your loving parent and guardian.

Scott, Heidi and Kody Komes

Union Center, SD

We are sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

Brett & Rhonda Stirling

Newcastle, WY

So sorry for you loss.

Grant and Nancy Simons

White Owl

Lemmel Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Steve and Sue Anders


Bernice was quite a lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Hlavka

Amistad, NM

Bernice will always live in my memory. My prayers are with you always.

Darce Vold


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May you draw strength and find comfort in knowing of her love for you at this difficult time. My best, Darce Vold

Jack & Merle Doolittle

Highmore, SD

Deepest sympathy to the Lemmel family. Jack & Merle Doolittle

Fern Bennett

Pine Island MNWords can not

Words can not express how sad I am for your family. What a great lady. She will be missed. You are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless.

Patti Hatheway

Spearfish SD

My thoughts and prayers to the families of Bernice Lemmel.

Tucker and Bev Hudson

Howes SD

ROREY This is for you.. Darn spell check,we are snowbirding!!! Hugs and prayers

Gary and Shirley Baker

Enning. SD

We want to send our thoughts and prayers to each of you and may the Lord comfort your hearts during this time.

Nancy (Ollila) Haigh

Philip SD

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bernice. She was one in a million! May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and bring you comfort, strength and peace.

Davanne Moul

Ogallala, Ne

We are so very sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

David Short

Winston, Oregon

What a special lady--her and Spud have always been some of our favorite people. So sorry to hear of her passing, but thankful she is no longer suffering. We send our deepest sympathy to the whole Lemmel gang and know you will all pull together and continue her legacy.

Aurora Keffeler

Rozet WY

Prayers for your family. Bernice always made me feel special and loved. Making the little yellow house in Faith our "town house" for a year. I remember the fresh maple longJohns that she would make and take to faith as we went to school. I always wondered how early she had to get up to have them ready.

DoreneTally Schochenmaier

Rapid City, SD 57701

I got to know Berniece through Joanie Lemmel. We sat together at many rodeos and other functions. Berniece was such an endearing person. She always had a smile and was so proud of her family. Berniece was one of a kind and we are all lucky she touched our lives. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Spud and all Berniece's loved ones.

Mary Jorensen

Sturgis, SD

Spud and Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. She has left a wonderful legacy to her kids and grandkids. Think of all your wonderful memories and she will be in your hearts forever. R.I.P. Bernice.


Fath, SD

Our deepest sympathy in your great loss. Bernice was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Mary Beth Munroe Anderson

Sturgis, sd

Bernice was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. Spud and Bernice were always there with a helping hand if anyone needed them. I have such great memories with the whole family. I love you all.


Our deepest condolences to the Lemmel family. What a nice lady! The Montana Isaacs family will be with you in thought and prayer.

Patrick Paur

Rapid City

When farming and ranching in the Mud Butte area from 1986 - 2006 just east of the Stoneville Rd, the Rick Lemmels were my closest neighbor amd later met his Dad and Mom; and have nothing but very pleasant memories of them. RIP

Julie (Reedy) Wheeler

So sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of Bernice, especially as a 4-H leader. I'm not sure how she kept us all in line and participating but she did. A truly great lady.

Dale & Terri McLellan

Lantry, SD

So sorry for the loss of Bernice. Prayers and hugs to your family. Condolences to all.

Mia (Stephens) Taherkhah

Colorado Springs

Roxie, Tim and family, Our sympathies and condolences in your loss. I didn't know her, but can tell from the history that's been shared that she was an amazing woman. With prayers for comfort and healing. Mia

Penny Lensegrav

Spearfish, SD

ďLife isnít about waiting for the storm to pass; itís about learning to dance in the rainĒ . This quote reminded me of Mrs. Lemmel; with all of her life accomplishments she certainly did learn to dance in the rain! She had a life well-lived.

BJ Cole

Rapid City, SD

So sorry to hear of Bernice's passing-and at such a momentous time as BHSSR week! It will always serve as a reminder to the foundation she provided you all with. It's difficult to steer an errant ship in the storm after the anchor has been lost, but your "anchor" she will,surely, remain. All my deepest sympathy and comfort to Chrysta, Rorey and rest of the family at this challenging time. What was that Bernice had told you about challenges, in your younger days? You KNOW how to manage to get through this!