Obituaries for November 19, 2003


Grace Virginia Weichold

March 22, 1918 Nov. 13, 2003

Grace Virginia Weichold of Sonora died Thursday at a Sonora hospital. She was 85.

She was born in New York and lived in Sonora for four years. She was a homemaker for 65 years.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and lived in Forest View Senior Apartments for four years. She previously lived in Downey from 1967-90.

Her family said she loved cooking, reading, playing cards, animals and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen Weichold of Tualatin, Ore., and William Weichold of Walnut Creek; a daughter, Linda Glick of Sonora; and seven grandchildren, including Katie and John Glick, both of Sonora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Weichold, on Jan. 10, 1989.

A funeral service is scheduled for noon Saturday at Heuton Memorial Chapel. She will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside beside her husband.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Margaret Runge

Oct. 17, 1925 Nov. 15, 2003

Margaret Runge of Valley Springs died Saturday at a Jackson hospital. She was 78.

She was born in Kenosha, Wis., and had lived in Valley Springs for a year and a half. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, John Runge of Rocklin; a daughter, Linda Frater of Valley Springs; two brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Runge, in 2002.

Services were held.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ernest F. Bernasconi

Nov. 18, 1907 Oct. 30, 2003

Ernest F. Bernasconi of San Andreas died Oct. 30 at a San Andreas hospital. He was 95.

He was born in Carson Hill and lived in Calaveras County all his life, most recently in San Andreas and previously in West Point. He worked as owner and operator of the Timber Wolf Bar in West Point for more than 40 years. He had served as a Calaveras County supervisor and served as board chairman for four years.

Mr. Bernasconi is survived by his brother, Melvin Bernasconi of Independence; two nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bernasconi; and a daughter, Nancy Bernasconi Pierce.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at West Point Community Covenant Church.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204-3405 for Calaveras and San Joaquin counties.

Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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