Bernadine Ehman Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 9:11 am
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As an inspiration to many, Bernadine Ehman, still a very active and vibrant woman, celebrates her 102nd birthday. She was born Jan. 23, 1911, just outside of Washington, Iowa,to Floyd and Mable Hixen.
Bernadine was a hard-working, dedicated young woman. She graduatedfrom Sigourney High School in 1928. Bernadine went on working variousjobs from teaching to overall factory work in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to eventually retiring from Container Corporation in Rock Island. Bernadine married Loren Ehman in 1957in Juarez, Mexico, and resided in her home in Rock Island. She has a son, Max (Jean)
Dye, and two grandchildren.
Bernadine has taken pride in being active and keeping busy. Winning several silverand gold medals in the Senior Olympics. She has shown that age doesn't mean givingup on achievements and setting goals for yourself to accomplish. Bernadine continuesto enjoy crocheting, bingo and going to the casino boat from time to time to play theslot machines. Living each day with purpose, Bernadine continues to volunteer, and isactively involved in bingo nights at the Coventry Apartments in Rock Island, where shelives. In celebrating another blissful year of life, Bernadine continues to stay active, is an inspiration to those around her to never stop living life to the fullest and is a reminder
you're never to old to reach for the gold be it in the Senior Olympics or in life. Happy birthday and best wishes to a lovely lady on her 102nd birthday.












 



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