Bernice A. Haseley

On May 2, 2022, a most beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Bernice (nee Antoine) Haseley, left us, but not our hearts, at the age of 99.

Bernice was born on July 9, 1922, in Belgium, Wis., to Susan and Eugene Antoine.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Warren Haseley,  her sons Dean and Gregory, her sister Geraldine (Antoine) Watry and brother Raymond Antoine, as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter Susan (Keith) Campbell and sons Gary (Debbie) Haseley and Warren (Marjorie) Haseley.  Her eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will miss her always.

She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Nancy (Paul) Swatek, and brother-in-law, Eugene Haseley, and many nieces and nephews.

Bernice grew up in Belgium, attending St. Mary’s Catholic School in Lake Church and then Port Washington High School, where she met her husband.

She proudly started working as a bank teller in high school at Port Washington State Bank until she married Warren after his service and college years.

They moved to Union Grove and then to Waukegan, Ill., where Bernice raised her children and later was employed at a Sears Roebuck department store in the accounting department.

It was in Waukegan that her two sons died of pneumonia at early ages.

In 1968, the family returned to Port Washington and Bernice was employed once again at Port State Bank. She worked as a drive-through teller and loved her job.

She also was an active member of St. John XXIII Catholic Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, teaching religion education classes.

She and Warren were active members of the senior citizen program in Port, delivering Meals on Wheels.

Bernice loved to paint ceramics and enjoyed the classes, attending with her many friends.  Her beautiful penmanship and artistry was evident in her creations.

She and Warren were fortunate to visit many faraway places, but Hawaii was her favorite.

Bernice will be remembered for her spirit, smile and unbelievable memory. She knew everyone, remembering their names and origins and shared memories of her happy childhood readily.

She loved to sing and dance and enjoyed the family’s Christmas celebrations.  She always placed her family first, and her best memories were those of family gatherings.

At 97 years old, Bernice moved to an apartment at Harbor Campus, the old St. Alphonsus Hospital, where she had given birth to her first two children. It was the first time in her life that she lived alone. She loved her new home, the staff and the many friends who welcomed her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St.  John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, Port Washington.   

Funeral services are currently pending.  Please call the Eernisse Funeral Home or visit www.eernissefuneralhome.com for service information.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff of Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis., for their concern and care for Bernice and her family over the last several months.

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