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Bernetta F. Rushford

November 18, 1932 — February 9, 2022



Bernetta F. Rushford, age 89, of Munising, died Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Home Hospice.  She was born on November 18, 1932 in Melstrand, Michigan to the late Joel and Florence (Robinson) Bower.  Bernetta grew up in Bark River with her sister at a family farm.  She graduated from Bark River High School in 1950.  Bernetta married Lyle E. Rushford on February 3, 1951 and together they raised their five children.  Bernetta, Lyle, and their growing family moved around and spent some time downstate before settling in Munising in the mid 1950’s and eventually made their home on Hilltop Road in 1969.  Bernetta and Lyle loved to dance, and they were members of the Hiawatha Square Dancing Club.  She enjoyed family camping trips, fishing with Lyle, and traveling near and far.  Bernetta was smart and talented lady.  She created many beautiful pieces of art with her painting, crocheting, and other crafts she enjoyed doing. Bernetta was also a talented cook who made many delicious meals for her family and friends.  She also shared her culinary talent when she became a cook at the Superior Health Haven and then later a dietician at Superior Shores.  Being surrounded by her family brought her greatest joy especially when her grandkids were with her.

Bernetta is survived by her children – Lyle (Sue Ann) Rushford of Munising, Nan (Bill) Cota of Van Meer, Jeanie (Tom) Daniels of Munising, Ron (Andi) Rushford of Fernandina, FL, and Don (Kathy) Rushford of Munising; grandchildren – Amy, Kurt, Mark, Cheri, Scot, Joel, Josie, Brett, Samantha, Carly, Tyler and Wesley; great-grandchildren – Mason, Mitchell, Bradley, Mya, Rylee, Ryder, Trinity, Elson, Audrey, and Kamryn; sister-in-law – Rexine Bower; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Joel and Florence; husband – Lyle Rushford, Sr.; siblings – Roland Bower, Thelma Bower, Elmer Robinson, and Loni Weaver.

Graveside services will be held for Bernetta and Lyle Rushford, Sr. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising at 3:00 p.m.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

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