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“Barb, my condolences to you and all the family. Bernadine was always one of my favorite people. She was part of the "Greatest Generation" and did...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mick Nyflot - St. Louis Park, MN

“Bernadine and Armund were members of the Couples Club in the 1950s. My parents were Cliff and Dorothy Miller. Our family lived south of Wells, not...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dianne Miller Stoltenberg - IA

“Barb and Brian, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a big part of my life and a good buddy to my Mother. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Neik Johnson - Denver, CO

“We Enjoyed our times with Bernadine and pray that you all receive God's comfort as you miss her. She was a wonderful lady, always gracious and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Chuck and Doris Brooks - Towson, MD

“To the entire family of Bernadine,I first met your Mom, Barb when I started attend the TOPS club when we met in the basement at Rose Dalle's home. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Mosser Mathiesen - TX

“I am so sorry, for your loss. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Christy Hargis - Wells, MN

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Wanzek - Palm Springs, CA

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Bernadine Faye Eastman, age 96, of Wells, MN died Friday, August 18, 2017 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Open Doors United Methodist Church in Wells, MN, with Pr. Paul Woolverton officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be Rosehill Cemetery in Wells, MN.
Bernadine was born January 7, 1921 in Faribault Co., MN, the daughter of Lloyd and Hazel (Ayers) Crowell. She was confirmed at the United Methodist Church, Walnut Lake, MN. At age 15 Bernadine went to work for the Dr. Art and Laura Peterson family. She helped care for their girls, did housekeeping and was part of the family. She was united in marriage to Armund Eastman December 27, 1938 in Mason City, IA. Together they farmed south of Wells and raised two children, Barb and Brian. Bernadine sold Avon for many years and was proud of the many awards that she received. She also worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Peterson for many years. Bernadine loved her church and participated in the choir, evening circle and the couple's club.
Bernadine is survived by her children, Barb Fuchs of Wells, MN and Brian (LeAnn) Eastman of Winnebago, MN; grandchildren: Lori (Richard) Hueper of Minnesota Lake, MN, Gayle (Brian) Redig of Wells, MN, Julie Mattick of Mankato, MN, Jill (Josh) Rollenhagen of Wells, MN, Clint (Jessica) Eastman of Winnebago, MN and Cari (Doug) Jenkins of Winnebago, MN; 14 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Armund; brother Myrle Crowell; son-in-law Arlyn (Bud) Fuchs; brother-in-law: Vern (Florence) Eastman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.