Bernice Barbara Flick
September 26, 1924 ~ December 14, 2014
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.