Bernice Rose Edinger
Bernice was born on March 25, 1925 in Bremen, North Dakota to Robert Edinger and Pauline Huber Edinger.
She is survived by sister, Selma Edinger, of Winterset, IA and brother, Kenneth (Mavis) Edinger, of Harvey, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Elaine Edinger, of Grandview, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Leona Ferris, Irene Sommer, Alice Eldevik; and brother, Robert Edinger, Donald Edinger and Paul Edinger.
Bernice graduated from Harvey High School, ND and a business school in Minneapolis, MN. She lived in the SW area for over 50 years (Albuquerque, Carlsbad, and El Paso). She worked in accounting at Greyhound Bus Lines, did contract work for the US Government, and was a district manager for Avon.
Her family attended the Germantown Baptist Church. She put her trust in Jesus and was baptized July 5, 1936 at the Ervin Edinger Farm.
At the Southwest Bible Camp, she was involved in starting a women’s retreat. At Grace Chapel in El Paso, she taught Sunday School, started the Women’s Bible Study and played Piano. She also helped monthly at the Baptist Mission in El Paso.
She was active in Child Evangelism Fellowship and used the “Wordless Book” to explain the gospel to children:
(Black) My heart was black with sin,
Until the Savior came in.
(Red) His precious blood, I know,
(White) Has washed it white as snow
(Gold) And in His Word I’m told,
I’ll walk the streets of gold.
Oh wonderful, wonderful day
He washed my sins away.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Southwest Bible Camp, Crossroads Ministry (Chaplain Frank Wilson) or Teach Beyond (Amanda Ferris). Online condolences may be left at on this site.