Bernice A. Kozak, age 78, of Blaine passed away September 24, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. A celebration of life will be held for Bernice on October 15th, 2022, at Lakeside Christian Church 32393 Rendova Circle NE, Cambridge MN 55008 from 11 am to 3 pm with service at 11 am. Family and Friends are invited to attend to celebrate the amazing life Bernice had.
Bernice Adeline Kozak, born on July 22, 1944 in Isanti, MN and passed away peacefully on September 24, 2022, at the age of 78. Survived by children, James, Julie, and Janice. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Grace, and Emily. Sisters, Mary Inez, Alice, Charlotte, and brother, John. Preceded in death by George Kozak (husband) siblings Barbara, Gilbert, Eugene, Katy, Sylvia, Anna, Paul, and Theresa.
A special thanks to Jenny and Joanne for all the help with mom in the past 5 years. Many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, as well as many sisters and brother in laws.
Bernice got married to George on October 5, 1962, in the summer of 1964, Bernice’s mother left, and Bernice and George raised 10 of her siblings, they had the biggest hearts, no hesitation, with all the siblings and trying to make it. With loving, care and giving of themselves, as things settled down they had 3 children of their own.
Bernice worked at Prudential Life Insurance Company before retiring and doing part time work as a cashier and enjoying talking with people, spending time with the grandchildren and taking care of us was her job, she was giving and kind, she would go without just so you could have what you needed, she was always concerned about everyone else before herself.
Bernice had battled cancer 2 times with success, Dementia was a later diagnosis, she still had a heart of gold, her laughter was infectious, her smile was wonderful and her beautiful blue eyes.