Bernis Nagel, age 91, of rural Preston, died Saturday evening, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

She was born June 28, 1922, in York Township, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (VanSande) Scheevel. She attended Liberty School through the eighth grade. She worked at the Rochester Dairy and as a domestic laborer until her marriage to Vernal Nagel on Feb. 14, 1947, in the Greenleafton Reformed Church parsonage. The couple made their home on farms in the Greenleafton area. She was a home health aid with Fillmore County for over 20 years. Mr. Nagel died in 2005. Mrs. Nagel became a resident of Ostrander Care and Rehab on March 27 of this year.

She was a lifetime member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church where she played piano and was active in their RCW. She was also member of the Farmerettes homemaker group. She loved her family and enjoyed playing Scrabble.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn (Terry) Klomps of rural Spring Valley; two sons, David ( Becky) Nagel of Rochester and Rodney (Sharon) Nagel of Stewartville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley ( Eleanor) Scheevel of Greenleafton and Myron (Gilma) Scheevel of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant great-granddaughter, one sister and brother-in-law and one brother and sister-in-law.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with the Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenleafton Cemetery. Friends may call at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service.