Bernice Voxland, age 84, of McIntosh, MN, passed away on Monday, November 28th, at McIntosh Senior Living. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9th, at Trinity Free Lutheran Church, rural McIntosh, with the Rev. Karl Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday (December 9th) at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of McIntosh. Messages of condolence may be shared and funeral live-stream viewed at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Bernice Linda Lou Syverson was born on June 6, 1938, in Hill River Township, Minnesota to parents Theodore and Linda (Christianson) Syverson. She was baptized and confirmed at Vernes Lutheran Church, rural McIntosh. She attended school at the Lindsay School in Hill River Township and graduated from McIntosh High School in 1956. After high school, Bernice worked for a while at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.
Bernice was united in marriage to Melford Jerome Voxland on July 22, 1961, at Vernes Lutheran Church. She was active with Jerome in the dairy farm operation in Lessor Township where they raised their three children. They retired from dairy farming in December of 1996. Bernice was involved in Farm Bureau and was honored for 25 years of service.
Jerome and Bernice were members of Trinity Lutheran Church, rural McIntosh. She was a Sunday School teacher and active in the WMF.
She enjoyed taking care of her lawn, flowers, sewing, cooking and baking. She was known for making apple pies in the fall and white cake with lemon filling and fluffy white frosting for birthdays.
She loved her grandchildren very much. She and Jerome enjoyed following all of their activities throughout their school years. Also, Bernice taught them to sew (and made quilts with them); and also made photo albums for each grandchild.
After Jerome’s passing on February 22, 2017, she remained on the farm and continued to keep up with the happenings on the farm. She entered McIntosh Senior Living in December of 2021, due to a decline in health following cancer treatments.
Survivors include her three children, Mechelle (Kelly Viken) Voxland of Fosston, Theresa (Chris) Eitemiller of Woodbury, MN, and Michael Voxland of McIntosh; nine grandchildren, Afton Hubbard (Dillan Pedersen), Justine Hubbard (Tony Thornton), Jennal Hubbard, Tess Hubbard (Derek Tollefson), Jaclyn Hubbard (Alex Wolfe), Matthew (Morgan) Voxland, Jason Voxland, Daniel Eitemiller, and Elijah Eitemiller; four great grandchildren, Isabella Pedersen and baby Pedersen, Olivia Thornton, and Oliver Voxland.
Also surviving are two siblings, Entrip (Sharon) Syverson of Lakeville, MN, and Gloria Morque of Lebanon, MO; two brothers-in-law, Morris Hendrickson of McIntosh, and Richard Georgeson of Columbia, SC; sisters-in-law, Delores Syverson of Fosston, Conne Syverson of Trail, MN, and Corky Syverson of McIntosh. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings, Floyd Syverson, Verna Syverson, Lorraine (Rueben) Brekke, infant twins Morris and Doris, Ruby (Curtis) Heideman, , Ardell (Lloyd) Opdahl, Eleanora Hendrickson, Arnold Syverson, Karsten Syverson, and Viola Georgeson; and brother-in-law, Mark Morque.