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Bernice Loverne (Woodfork) Solheim

November 22, 1931 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Bernice Loverne (Woodfork) Solheim, 89, of Frankfort, SD, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital in Redfield, SD.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with family present, on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.  A prayer service will follow at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Rowenhorst. 

Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Frankfort.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Frankfort.  Pastor Melissa Rowenhorst will officiate.  After the committal service, lunch will be served at the Frankfort Community Center. 

Both the prayer service and funeral service will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s website, under Bernice’s obituary.  Masks are encouraged, but not required, at both the funeral home and the church.  Hyke Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. (www.hykefuneralhome.com)

On November 22, 1931, Bernice Loverne Woodfork was born on a farm near Doland, SD to Oscar and Loverne (Lancaster) Woodfork.  She grew up in Doland and graduated from Doland High School.  Bernice was a cheerleader for the Doland Wheelers.  She was active in the United Methodist Church.  She held clerical positions at Northwestern Public Service in Redfield and the Frankfort Post Office.  Bernice also enjoyed life on the farm helping out wherever and whenever she could. 

Bernice married Oscar Magnus Solheim on December 5, 1951, at the United Methodist Church in Doland.  They were married for 67 years before Oscar’s passing in 2019. 

Family was most important to Bernice.  She loved watching her children and grandchildren grow and eventually compete in their athletic events.  She also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves.  She had a passion for music, both singing and dancing.  Probably her favorite pastime of many years was playing cards, especially bridge. 

Grateful for sharing her life are her daughters:  Sandra Solheim of Redfield; Peggy (Doug) Boomsma of Frankfort; and Tammy (Jeff) Stanislawski of Fergus Falls, MN; grandchildren:  Ryan (Barb) Boomsma; Brad (Amanda) Boomsma; Kayla Jung; Darin Stanislawski; and Austin Stanislawski; and great-grandchildren:  Cassie Finck; Brodie, Blaykly, and Kayd Boomsma; and Jaycee, Jaxon, and Kendyl Jung.  She is also survived by her sibling Wayne (Kay) Woodfork; sisters-in-law: Carol Woodfork; Lillian Woodfork; and Linda Woodfork; siblings-in-law:  Hans Solheim; Janice (Robert) Patterson; and Janet Reich; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law Leif and Jennie Solheim; sisters:  Erma (Roy) Cunningham; Violet (Ed) Brockhoft; Margie Sterner; and Loretta (Dale) Johnson; brothers:  Milford, Oscar, and Wade Woodfork; siblings-in-law:  Marlin Solheim; Chick Solheim; and Gene Reich; and great-granddaughter Alexi Clement.  

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Thank you to the participants in Bernice's services:

Prayer Service

Officiant:  Pastor Paul Rowenhorst

Funeral Service

Officiant:  Pastor Melissa Rowenhorst

Organist:  Deanna Bindenagel

Vocalists:  Clark and Cherie Lunstrum

Pallbearers ~ Grandchildren:

Ryan and Barb Boomsma, Brad and Amanda Boomsma,

Kayla Jung, Darin Stanislawski, Austin Stanislawski

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 7, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Prayer Service
Sunday
November 7, 2021

3:30 PM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event


Funeral Service
Monday
November 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Frankfort - United Methodist Church
409 Jefferson Ave.
Frankfort, SD 57440

Video is available for this event


Interment
Monday
November 8, 2021

11:45 AM
Frankfort - Mount Hope Cemetery
173rd Street
Frankfort, SD 57440

Lunch and Fellowship following interment
Monday
November 8, 2021

Frankfort Community Center
602 Jefferson Ave.
Frankfort, SD 57440

Please note
Live Streaming of the services will begin just prior to the scheduled time of the service.
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