Bernice Osterhus, 97, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Bernice Janet Larson was born Aug. 11, 1916, to John B. and Julia Larson in Buckeye, Iowa. She attended school until the eighth grade. On Sept. 24, 1941, Bernice was united in marriage to Lloyd Osterhus. Bernice waitressed at local restaurants, and she also worked at Lakeside Industries. Traveling after retirement, spending time with her family and grandchildren and crocheting were some of Bernice's enjoyments.

Bernice is survived by her children, Curt (Barb) Osterhus of Spring Valley, Russell "Russ" Osterhus of Byron and Linda (Nordeen) Groth of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 1964, four sisters, one brother, and one special nephew, Don Larson.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 20, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman and the Rev. Laura Fladten officiating. Burial in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery.

Hindt Funeral Home of Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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