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Bernadine L. Lane
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Allen Mortuary for Bernadine Louise Lane, 84, of Oakdale. The former Ceres resident died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday Allen Mortuary in Turlock.

Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Born in September 1925 in Claflin, Kansas, Bernadine lived with parents Frank and Edith Kafka, two sisters and a brother on a farm there. She later married Virgil Lane. Bernadine was a working mother including working in the cafeteria for Wakefield Elementary School in Ceres and schools in Turlock. She retired at 72 years of age to be a caregiver to her husband and brother in law, Gene. She retired in Ceres, then moved to Oakdale where she proudly lived alone at Oakdale Senior Apartments. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going out to eat and spent her last day with family and friends before peacefully passing away in her sleep.

She leaves behind five children, Vickie, Patti, Mickey, Thea and Gary; and seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Virgil and son Kelly.

Friends and family are invited to share memories of Bernadine online at

-Ceres Courier /October 7, 2009