Bernice A. Lambrecht, age 99 of New Prague, died on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague, MN.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, MN.  Visitation will be at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a C.C.W. Rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 7:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.  Following Mass, burial will take place in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in New Prague, Fr. Kevin Clinton to officiate the services.   Lunch to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. 

Bernice was born on August 5, 1918 in Sully County, South Dakota.  She attended rural schools in the Agar, So. Dak. area.  She went to nursing training in Pierre, South Dakota and became a registered nurse.  She answered an add looking for a Czech speaking nurse and found her way to New Prague, MN with her sister.  She married Elmer Lambrecht on April 22, 1941.  The couple lived in the New Prague area for many years.  Bernice continued to do nursing part time, worked on the farm with her husband, cut and hauled fire wood.  Most of her time and love was devoted to her family.  She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.  She helped with Meals on Wheals and other giving organizations through her church and community.  She wanted to be remembered as a loving and caring woman  who would never say no.

She is survived by her children; Francis (Anita) Lambrecht of Henderson, MN; Mary (Dave) Lax of Owatonna, MN; Therese (Don) Hlavac of Heidelberg, MN; Margie (Bob) Jacobson of Waterville, MN; Marty Boman of AZ; Elmer Jr. (Vicki) Lambrecht of New Prague, MN; Ginny Knauer of Eden Prairie, MN and Pauline Brodeur of New Prague, MN.  24 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister; Catherine West of Highmore, South Dakota and sister-in-law, Rosemary Lambrecht of New Prague, MN.  She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband, Elmer in 2003 and son, Billy.  3 grandchildren; Jamie, Mathew and Jon and a great-grandson Bill; two siblings, Agnes and William.