Bernice L. Langstraat, 87, of Vinton, died Friday, April 8, 2022 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, First Christian Church, Vinton by Pastor Richard Jumper. Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may visit at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 until the time of service. Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Bernice is survived by her son, Lyle (Luanne) Langstraat of Vinton; three grandchildren: Brian (Megan) Langstraat, Douglas (Sabrina) Langstraat and Katrina Langstraat; two great-grandchildren: Hendrik and Eliza Langstraat; sisters-in law: Jeanette Sterrett and Anna Mae Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wilbur; three sisters: Margaret Morrow, Elsie Fowler and Juanita Etter; four brothers: Everett, Bernie, Dick and Donald Sterrett; and granddaughter, Julia Langstraat.
Bernice was born on September 21, 1934, in What Cheer, the daughter of Earl and Hilda (Koch) Sterrett. She graduated from What Cheer High School in 1953. On April 21, 1957, she married Wilbur James Langstraat in Oskaloosa. The couple resided in New Sharon before moving to Vinton in 2010. For many years, Bernice operated an in-home daycare, providing love to many children.
Bernice enjoyed playtime with children, cooking, baking, traveling to Colorado and Texas to visit her sisters, spending time with her neighbors, gardening (of which she received several awards for her prize roses) and playing Bingo.
A memorial fund has been established.
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