Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Darlene Bernardy, 92, of Minneota, will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. The Horvath Funeral Service in Minneota is handling the arrangements.
Mary Darlene Craig was born on July 24, 1929, in Tracy, to Laurence and Catherine (Silver) Craig. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1947. Darlene worked as a secretary at Wiener Memorial Hospital when it first opened. Darlene married the love of her life, Randy Bernardy, on April 15, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. To this union four sons and a daughter were born. After their wedding, the couple lived in Oklahoma during Randy’s service in the Army, and they spent the rest of their lives in Minneota. Darlene worked as a bookkeeper at Gislason’s Hardware in Minneota for many years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her paperback novels. She enjoyed daily car trips around the Midwest with Randy. Darlene died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
She is survived by her sons Jeff (Joyce) of McAllen, TX, Jim (Cheri) of Ankeny, IA, Doug (Gina) of Mt. Zion, IL, and Scott of Minneota; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sister Mary Catherine Hoeniger; and brother William (Carole) Craig, and sister-in-law Barb Sumerfelt. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Randy Bernardy, daughter Jeanne Bernardy, daughter-in-law Cathy Bernardy, brothers Larry and Merlin Craig, and brother-in-law John Hoeniger. She was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law John and Minnie Bernardy, and brothers-in-law Bernard, Ordell, Clarence, Melvin, Leonard, and Gayle Bernardy.