Bernice M. DeHooghe

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 6, 2014

Gladstone, MI
Bernice M. DeHooghe, age 96, formerly of Fairview Manor in Gladstone, passed away peacefully Friday evening, June 6, 2014, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.

Bernice was born December 11, 1917, in Escanaba, the daughter of Steven and Matilda (DeMarsh) Carriere. She was raised in Gladstone and attended the Gladstone schools. Bernice was united in marriage to Ernie DeHooghe, longtime plumber and Gladstone business owner, at All Saints Catholic Church. Together Bernice and Ernie made their home, raised their family and spent their entire lives, in Gladstone. Ernie preceded Bernice in death in 1982. Bernice was a devout member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. She was well known in the local community for her love of children. Throughout the years, Bernice enjoyed taking care of many families, and their children, whom fondly remember her loving care. Additionally, Bernice enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, at Fairview Manor in Gladstone. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include:
3 Daughters: Melanie Sullivan of Montana
Kathy Viau of Rapid River, MI

7 Tributes for “Bernice M. DeHooghe

    Kathy and family-Sending our deepest condolences. Peace and prayers to you and the family.

    Because of movies and books I never liked the words step-mother or halfsisters as they always made it sound like someone was bad. Bernice came
    to our house at a very young age to take care of me, a 3 1/2 year old
    girl named Melanie and her baby sister Jeanne who was only a few weeks
    old at the time. We were known as the motherless children for a long
    time. We had our ups and downs and most of the time I was on the down
    side, but as time went by three more sisters came into our lives and
    changed us all completely. I really liked learning how to care for them
    but soon the time came for me to leave to go to school and then marry and
    have a family of my own. We always went back to Gladstone for visits and
    vacations and as we grew older developed a bond of love and trust that I
    cannot explain. Most of my family is gone now and I am sure they are in a
    better place, and the time will come when I will join them. So until we
    meet again rest in peace Nana rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are
    with you all.
    Love Melanie Sullivan

    All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now. I hope that all is taken care of, and if not please holler and we will do what ever we can. We will miss Bernice and her very infectious laughter. Take care Bill Sullivan

    Kim, Sarah, Hannah and the grandbabies. I am so deeply saddened by the loss of your husband, Dad and Papa. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, in the tough days ahead. Rely on all your wonderful memories and each other…Sending you all love, strength and prayers. In deepest sympathy…..

    Grandma Bernice will always be in my heart and in numerous memories. Jade, her great-great-granddaughter would have loved to have met her. My thoughts, sympathy and prayers go out to my mom and her sisters. May Grandma rest in peace with all who have gone before her and watch over us. Love Liz (Dennis)Ryan (Jessica)
    Nick & Jake

    Dear Kathy and family, I have the fondest memories of your Mom when visiting Gladstone in my childhood. I remember her as the most kind and gracious lady.
    Please accept my sincere condolences and know my thoughts are with you at this time.
    Pam (Mineau) Nagelkirk

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