Bernetta L. “Bernie” Madsen, 76, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at her residence in Sioux City, IA.
A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Mater Dei Parish-Church of the Nativity with interment in Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
Bernetta Lois “Bernie” Schile, the daughter of Lewis and Alma (Klein) Schile was born July 14, 1945, in Des Moines, IA. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines in 1963 and went on to graduate from St. Vincent Hospital School in 1966 as a registered nurse.
On July 6, 1968, Bernie was united in marriage with James A. “Ollie” Madsen in Sioux City. She worked as a nurse at Mercy Medical Center for 46 years, retiring in 2012. Her husband James A. “Ollie” Madsen died March 24, 2013.
Bernie is survived by her children, David Madsen, Lisa Madsen, Brian Madsen, Jenny (Scott) Oldenkamp, all of Sioux City; eight grandchildren, Darin, Ben, Nick, Zack, Katie, Brooke, Ryan, and Chrissy; and two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Jordan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.