Bernadine H. Breitling, age 96, of Geneva, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Greenfields of Geneva.
She was born July 16, 1926, in Oak Park, the daughter of Earl and Amanda (Bergman) Bruckner.
Bernadine was an avid gardener and took pride in the beautiful flowers and plants in her backyard. She also volunteered as a gardener on the Joy Path at the Morton Arboretum for many years. She enjoyed nature and traveling and the many camping trips she and her husband, Art, took with their three children. Swimming and biking were favorite activities, too, along with many craft projects which she enjoyed doing through out her life. She was devoted to her family and her smile and sense of humor will be missed by all.
She is survived by her children Sandi (Robert) Kessler of Campton Hills, Nancy (John) Edwards of Batavia, and Timothy (Lynn) Breitling of Wheaton; grandchildren Brian (Jennifer) Porter, Douglas (Heather) Porter, Jennifer (Chris) Prather, Andrew (Jacquie) Edwards, and Kristina Breitling (Andrew); seven great grandchildren Genevieve and Ada Porter, Kevin and Bridget Porter, Travis and Luke Prather, and Charlotte Edwards; and other dear relatives and friends.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents, brother Earl Bruckner, and her devoted husband Arthur who passed away in 1994.
A visitation for Bernadine will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 am until the time of her funeral service at 11:00 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva with Rev. Matthew Blackford officiating.
Private burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532 would be appreciated.
For information 630-232-8233 or www.malonefh.com.