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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166

Bernice "Bea" Slaske

Thursday, September 10th, 1931 - Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Bernice 'Bea' Slaske age 89, of Stevens Point, passed away Monday afternoon March 8, 2021 at Whispering Pines Living Center in Plover, where she has resided since January.

A private Mass of Christian Burial for Bea will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church for immediate family only. The funeral Mass and the recitation of the Rosary will be available for viewing on Bea's webpage at on and after March 15.

Bea was born September 10, 1931 in Beaver Dam, WI, the daughter of William and Susan (Rauch) Kumba. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1949. Bea married Joseph Slaske on September 2, 1950 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. The couple settled in Stevens Point after their marriage. Bea had always desired to go to college. Though she never obtained a college diploma, she had a PhD in Motherhood! She made every event more meaningful with her own special touches and she made it look easy. She made costumes for the Stevens Point Junior Civic Ballet, served as a Girl Scout leader, and loved to host guests at the family home. Bea also worked part-time as the girls grew older, including working for the Stevens Point School System lunch program. In 1976 the family moved to Eau Claire, and Bea was an active member of the Immaculata Society at Immaculate Conception Parish and worked at Nelson's Card and Gift as a cashier. In 1989, Bea and Joe moved to manage the Loring Green East Condominium complex in downtown Minneapolis. Upon retiring in 1993 they returned to Stevens Point. Bea served as an Eucharistic Minister for St. Stephen Church and was a member of the St. Anne Society at St. Joseph Church. Together Joe and Bea enjoyed traveling, bowling, golfing, playing cards, and dancing. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2000 with a memorable celebration with family and friends. Bea also enjoyed baking, sewing, and playing games on the computer, but most of all being with her beloved family.

Bea is survived by her four daughters: Geralynn ‘Lynn’ (Walt) Rasmussen, Plover; Donna (Carl) Lien, Eau Claire; Pamela (Rob) Brantner, Eau Claire; Tina (Mike Dalgetty) Beck-Dalgetty, Great Mills, MD. Five grandchildren: Steven Beck, Kristen (Jonathan) DeMauro, John (Aryka) Beck, Gregory Beck, Angelo Brantner. And one great-grandchild: Faustina DeMauro. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph in 2009, and all of her brothers and sisters: Evelyn Kumba, Eleanor Mersch, Alfred Kumba, Herbert Kumba, Margaret Kumba, Lucille Schmidt-Scheel, Dorothy Foster, William Kumba Jr, and Lorraine Billingslea.

The family requests memorials in honor of Bernice be directed to St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point.

The family would like to extend our appreciation to the staff at Whispering Pines Living Center, The Lodge at Whispering Pines, and Ascension Hospice for their extraordinary, compassionate, loving care of our mom.

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    Shuda Funeral Chapel
    3200 Stanley Street
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    Private visitation and funeral will take place now due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date for family and friends.
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    St. Stephen Parish
    1401 Clark Steet
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    St. Stephen Parish Cemetery
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    There will be a graveside service on September 10, 2021 at 11:00 am.


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Chris Keel

Posted at 09:07pm
Lynn and family. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You all have my deepest Sympathy. May she R.I.P. Cherish the memories. I have a lot of memories of her from when our parents hung around together and our years of school together. I will always cherish those days. I watched the video that was posted. What a lovely service. Chris (Higgins) and Jeff Keel, St.Pt.

Angie Derezinski

Posted at 09:40am
I would like to send my condolences to Bea's family. Got to know her at St. Stephen's Church and the fish fries at Pacelli after Stations on Fridays. Knew Joe when he was in high school and watched him doing a great job jitterbugging at a school dance. I am remembering her in my daily prayers. May she rest in peace......... Angie Derezinski

Mary Jo Reec

Posted at 06:51pm
This message goes to the wonderful daughters Bea raised. She did a wonderful job. I enjoyed knowing knowing you all. Especially the time spent with Donna during our 4 years at pacelli. Take care . My sympathies, good memories and peace to you all.

Fred Kumba Family

Posted at 05:59pm
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