Bernice Marie Sonsalla, 105 of Arcadia, died peacefully with family by her side, Tuesday, November 22,
2022 at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona.
Bernice was born on the family farm on December 17, 1916 to Albert and Mary (Korpal) Woychik. Being
the oldest of 10 children, Bernice was like a second mother to her siblings. She had a strong work ethic
and always stayed active-even swimming at the YMCA in Winona until she was 93. Her faith was strong
and Bernice was very active within the church. She served as the president of the Rosary Society for over
20 years. She was a member of the Nightingale Homemakers and a 4H leader for 25 years. Bernice had
an eye for fashion and owned her own boutique, Bernice’s Style Shop, for 41 years. When Bernice
wasn’t serving her community or working, she loved to craft. She was an excellent artist and created
many quilts throughout her life.
Bernice is survived by her daughters, Jane Weisenberger and Bette (Kenny) Moe; 12 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Luan Woychik; and many nieces and
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; son, Daniel (Doris); son-in-law, Joe Weisenberger;
siblings, Angeline, Irene, LeRoy, Edward, George, Marian, Kathleen, Ruth, Albert Jr.; and grandson-in-
law, Kevin Roesler.
A special thank you to the staff at Watkins Manor, Calista Court, and St. Anne’s for the loving care and
support they’ve given to Bernice throughout the years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m.,
Friday, December 2, 2022 at Holy Family Parish in Arcadia with Reverend Arturo Vigueras officiating.
Family and Friends are welcome for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Bernice will be laid to
rest in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. To leave an online condolence for her family, please visit

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