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Monday, October 10, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville

Memorial Service

Monday, October 10, 2022

11:00 AM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale Street, Roseville


Bernice P. Sassen

(née Peterson)

March 1, 1930 – October 3, 2022

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother.

Age 92, of Roseville.

Passed away October 3, 2022 at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN. 

Bernice was born on the family farm in Freedom, MN to August and Christine Peterson. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School. She met George M. Sassen in 1949. They moved to Pillager, where George was a teacher. After George was hired by the MN Highway Department, they moved to Brainerd, Faribault, and Roseville, MN, where she lived for 66 years. She was a longtime member of Roseville Lutheran Church.

Bernice is preceded in death by her husband, George; brothers, Roland Peterson and Vincent Peterson; sister, Beatrice Peterson; grandson, Phillip Sassen; and son-in-law, Brad Kirschbaum.

Survived by her children, Larry (Cindy) Sassen, Gary Sassen, Linda (Bill) Forsythe, and Chris (Rick) Johnson; ten grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 10 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home- Roseville, 2130 N. Dale Street (at County Road B). Visitation from 10-11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date at Freedom Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to American Heart Association.


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