Bernice M. Casadonte, age 93, formerly of Ellison Bay, Wis., passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 29, 2009, at Gables on the Pond assisted living facility in Random Lake, where she had been a resident for seven years.

She was born Aug. 14, 1916 in Milwaukee, Wis., a daughter of the late Charles and Ida Ebert Muellner.

On Feb. 15, 1941, she married Casey Casadonte in Milwaukee, where she lived until after World War II. The couple moved to Mequon in 1946, and then Ellison Bay in Door County upon retirement in 1980.

She worked as an administrative secretary at Homestead High School in Mequon for 18 years from 1961 to 1979. Casey preceded her in death Feb. 19, 2008.

She was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

She was an avid volunteer in both church, and civic organizations, and liked helping others. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, crafts and entertaining.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Ruth Casadonte of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Robert (Stephanie) Casadonte of Georgetown, Texas, and Steven (Amber) Casadonte of Lodi, Wis.; and four great-grandchildren: Hannah, Jacob, Caroline and Elise. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Karen; and one sister, Leona and one brother, Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Chapel of the Flowers at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. The Rev. William Rishel, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Plymouth, will officiate. Entombment will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the Chapel of the Flowers Friday morning (Nov. 6) at the time of services. A memorial fund is being established in her name. The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

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