93, of Galesburg, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born June 14, 1919 in Galesburg, the daughter of Carl and Edla Blixt Carlson. She married Carl M. Bloomberg on October 31, 1943 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2009.
Bernice is survived by two daughters, Vicki (and Ronald) Macfarlane of Leesburg, Fla. and Nancy (and Richard) Mann of The Villages, Fla.; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two sisters.
Bernice was the first secretary at WGIL. She also owned and operated Plantland with her husband. She graduated from Galesburg High School and Brown’s Business College. Bernice was a member of First Lutheran Church and was a Lioness through the Galesburg Lions Club.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or the Galesburg Railroad Museum. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.