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Beatrice A. Doernemann, 90, of West Point, died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Colonial Haven in Beemer. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Thursday, March 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. David Bourek as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the Nielsen Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm with a Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters rosary at 1:30pm at Stokely Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm. Memorials may be made to the Guardian Angels Central Catholic Endowments. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Beatrice Ann Doernemann was born on December 31, 1931 to the late Joseph H. and Beatrice (Vogeltanz) Schlecht in West Point. She graduated from Guardian Angels High School in West Point in 1949. Beatrice was united in marriage to Delwyn J. Doernemann on October 7, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. In her lifetime, she lived on the Doernemann family farm near Aloys. She loved to garden and raised flowers for St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Beatrice and Delwyn moved to West Point after thirty-two years on the farm. In West Point, she was a lector and EMHC for 20 years at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Retirement Community, West Point Living Center, and St. Francis Memorial Hospital.
During her lifetime, she was a member and an officer to various organizations including Western Belles extension club, St. Aloysius Guild, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, American Legion Auxiliary, and V.F.W. Auxiliary. Her hobbies were fishing, gardening, dancing, playing cards, and spending time with family. Her favorite pastime was traveling as she had been to 49 states and 12 countries abroad. Of those, her favorite was visiting the Vatican and Lourdes.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carol (Wayne) Bourek and Jean (Kevin) Stieren; grandchildren, Ryan (Kala) Bourek of Waverly and their sons, Xavyer and Thaxton; Dr. Holly Ann (Dr. Curtis) McKnight of Phoenix, AZ and their children, Lincoln, Anna, Landon, and Callen; Dr. Jared Bourek (fiancé Dr. Danielle DePriest) of Grand Island; Andrea (Christian) Ott, PA-C of Valley and their children, Reagan and Henry; and Jennifer (Austin) Bonk of Omaha and their son, Sloan. Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband, Delwyn in 1995; sister, Evangeline Schlecht; and parents, Joseph and Beatrice Schlecht.