Bernice A. Maxa

June 30, 1930 - October 25, 2019

Bernice A. Maxa, age 89, of Shakopee, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee.  Bernice was born on June 30, 1930 in Kilkenny, MN to Peter and Anna (Frodl) Healey.  She attended Montgomery High School and married George J. Maxa on November 8, 1958 in Kilkenny.  Bernice worked for Munsingwear and after her son was in school, she worked part-time for Suel Printing.  Bernice’s favorite activities always centered around people; she had a ready smile and an interest in those around her.  She enjoyed meeting her friends at the bakery for coffee, going out to eat, and trips to the casino.   Faith was an important part of her life and she was a faithful member of St. Wenceslaus Church.


Bernice is survived by her son, Gary Maxa of Shakopee; brother, Gordon (Karen) Healey of Glencoe; several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, George on June 7, 2015; parents; brothers, Bernard and Harry Healey; sister, Delores Hrdlicka Johnson; sisters-in-law, Alice & Grace Healey, & Priscilla Waldron; brother-in-law, George Hrdlicka.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home with MaryCarol Wolf, pastoral ministry associate for St. Wenceslaus Catholic Community as officiant.  Visitation will take place from 9:00 – 10:30.  Burial will occur at a later date at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Lunch will follow the service at the KC Hall.

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Lonnie O'Connor
8 months ago

Rest in peace Mrs M, we will miss you. Your old neighbors Pat & Lonnie

Jean Penman
9 months ago

May God bless you Gary and keep you in his arms .I will miss my aunt.but will always remember the good times we had growing up and spending summers at your house .I can’t be there today but I will be praying.All my love jean

Kathy Eveslage
9 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss, Gary. My heart goes out to you.

Roger and Colleen Zeman
9 months ago

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother. Losing a mother can be a very painful process. Knowing that her soul will live on forever will help you through this difficult time you are experiencing. My prayers go to you as you walk through the greiving proces

Dennis, Nada and Tommy Hogan
9 months ago

We are so sorry to her of Bernice’s passing. She was such a lovely, happy woman and we had such fun teasing each other. Our hearts, love, sympathy and prayers are with you. God bless Bernice, George and you Gary. Dennis, Nada and Tommy Hogan

Crystal Zvanovec
9 months ago

Gary- I’m so sorry to hear about your Bernice. She was such a nice lady and as it said in the obituary- always had a smile!

Jean and Ed Keogh
9 months ago

Our deepest sympathies to your family. I got to know Bernice when I worked for Gene Wann in New Prague and George worked for Suel Printing. She was a kind and thoughtful woman. Condolences also from my mother-in-law, Marietta (Speikers) Kukacka, who knew Bernice growing up. Marietta (Toots) is almost 90 and also grew up in Montgomery. She worked with Bernice at Munsingwear for many years. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.

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