Bernice Barbara Flick

bernice flick
Bernice Flick, age 90, of Ionia, IA passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare. Bernice Barbara Carpenter was born on September 26, 1924 to Howard and Anna (Jenn) Carpenter on a farm near Nashua, IA. She attended country school and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. Bernice was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton. On May 10, 1948 she was united in marriage to Louis Flick at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple farmed near New Hampton for a short time before moving to their farm near Ionia. They also owned and operated Flick Grocery in Ionia. They operated the grocery store for several years until 1972. However, they continued to farm until their retirement. Bernice enjoyed going to their cabin in Menahga, MN, fishing, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed following her grandchildren’s activities and visiting with family and friends whether on the phone or face to face. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, St. Boniface Guild and the Jolly 15 Club. Bernice is survived by her children Ann Flick of Dubuque, IA, Karen (Dave) Bonfig, Jim (Connie) Flick and Mary Jo (Wayne) Parson all of Ionia, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, her brothers Herb Carpenter of North Washington and Jerome Carpenter of Ionia; her sisters-in-law, Agnes Renneberg of Menahga, MN, Mildred Flick of Charles City, IA, Elaine Flick of Raymond, IA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Louis in 2005, her brother Russell Carpenter, her sisters Marlys Baldwin and Eleanor Rosonke.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2) Sorry for your loss.

  2. Karen & Family, Our sympathy and prayers to all of you. We know she is now with the Lord and looking
    down on all of you. May she now rest in peace.

  3. Karen and Family,
    You have our sincere sympathy, God Rest Her Soul and give you each comfort.
    Richard and Rose Holschlag

  4. Our sincere sympathy to all of Bernice’s family. Our thoughts and prayers and with you all.
    Louise and Donn Harris

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bernice was a great lady and we enjoyed visiting
    with her when she came to Bingo with Mary. Our deepest sympathy. May God Bless.

  6. Karen and family, sorry for your loss of your mother. Know you now have a special angel looking out for you.
    Judy Hoffman

  7. Ann, Karen, Jim , Mary Jo and families: Thinking of you all at this time. We always enjoyed our special times with her when our family would go up to Menahga and get to re-live old stories. She was a sharp lady as she always knew the answers to our questions. We will miss her and will think of her often. Rest in peace, Aunt Bernice. Love you and Godspeed.

  8. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember going with Karen to the grocery store and meeting Mrs. Flick for the first time. She was a very gracious and loving person. She was a great parent and wife. Prayers being sent your way.

  9. Karen, Dave and family: My prayers and sympathy go out to all of your family. May God’s love and peace be with you knowing that she is now in her heavenly home experiencing the fullness of God’s unconditional love. Rose Baltes

  10. Our sympathy to all of Bernice’s family- I don’t believe we ever saw Bernice without that great smile. You are all so lucky to have had her for so long . Duane & Pat Lynch

  11. Our sympathy to the Flick Family– Bernice was a very special lady to Dexter and I. I remember lots of fun times with Bernice at the Flick home, and just being around her. She will be missed, but you all have so many special memories with her. Our thoughts and prayers to all

  12. Oh so sad to hear of Bernice’s death. Have lots of wonderful stories of the good times that she and M om shared locked away in my heart. She had such a quiet and humble spirit that radiated with the peace and love of Christ! She was a an inspiration and role model for this young girl in the neighborhood! God bless you all in this time of sorrow and loss. Nancy and Dick Day

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle