Bernadine M. Townsend
1935 — 2022
Bernadine M. Townsend, wife, mother and grandmother passed away at Bethany Home in Dubuque on March 9, 2022, at the age of 86. She was born June 1, 1935, in Shullsburg, WI the daughter of Merlin and Genevieve (Aurit) Cherry. Bernadine grew up in Shullsburg, WI and graduated from Shullsburg High School. Following high school she followed her high school sweetheart, Ken Townsend to Madison, WI where she worked as a secretary. Bernadine was united in marriage to Ken Townsend on February 1, 1956, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Madison. Following their marriage, Bernadine and Ken moved to Rockford, IL and later planting roots in Dubuque, IA where they raised their family and have resided...