Bernice Stinson

  • Born: November 6, 1923
  • Died: March 28, 2015
  • Location: Fort Madison, Iowa

King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory

3507 Avenue L
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Tel. (319) 372-1952

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bernice Mary Stinson, 91, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Madison. She was born on November 6, 1923 in Fort Madison, IA to Henry & Catherine Krieger Freitag. She was a longtime employee of the Sheaffer Pen Company and later was a machine operator at Gleason's with 15 years of service. She married Floyd B. Stinson in Fort Madison, they later divorced. She was of the Christian Faith and enjoyed cooking, playing the guitar and harmonica and most of all, spending time with her family.
Bernice is survived by: 1-daughter: Barbara (Lee) Haumann of Fort Madison, IA; 2-sons: Stanley (Pat) Stinson of Montrose, IA & Gary (Vicki) Stinson of Fort Madison, IA; 13-grandchildren; 13-great grandchildren; 6-great great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2-great grandchildren & 11-brothers & sisters.
Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with a memorial service to immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Willis officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. A memorial has been established for The Madison. Online condolences and a video tribute of Bernice's life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: A celebration of Bernice's life will be held in late April at the Eagle's Club in Fort Madison, an exact date will be determined later.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry for your families loss, I had the pleasure of getting to know Bernie when I did her hair for a couple years, what a sweet, funny, strong and kind woman!

Posted by Nichole Leveling - Fort Madison, IA - hair stylist/friend   April 03, 2015

The most amazing woman that I was blessed to call grandma. I will love you forever, and cherish our memories. Love to all my family and I will see you soon. oxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Posted by Cyndi Laird - St. Albert, HI - grand-daughter #1   March 31, 2015

Thinking of all of you. She will be missed.
Jim & Janet

Posted by Jim & Janet Strunk - Ft Madison, IA - FAMILY FRIEND   March 31, 2015

She was a wonderful women. I am so blessed to have met her and had the opportunity to care for and to get to know her. Family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Zella - ft. madison, IA - Caregiver   March 31, 2015

The most loving and caring . I will truly miss her!

Posted by Sherri Sandbothe - Homewood, IL - neice   March 30, 2015


I will miss you alot aunt bernie i always liked coming over to your house every chance i could get and playing with morgan i will miss you both very much

Posted by Sabrina - niece   March 30, 2015

Bernice was a caring person with a loving family. We will miss her smiling face.

Posted by John & Becky (Lampe) Lake - Fort Madison, IA - neighbor   March 29, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Bernie. I'll always remember her love of singing and playing the guitar with my dad and others. She was a thoughtful, caring, humorous, beautiful woman. She will be missed greatly.

Posted by Gail Freitag Mathes - West Point, IA - niece   March 29, 2015