Bernadine Viola Schaedler, 84, of Waldron, Mich., died May 4, 2019, at Jackson County Medical Care Facility.
She was born May 15, 1934, in Berkey, Ohio, to Louis John and Frances (Burham) Timming.
Bernadine lived her early life in Ohio and graduated from Burnham High School in Sylvania with the Class of 1952. She married Harold C. Schaedler on Feb. 28, 1953, in Ottawa Lake, Mich., and they settled in Waldron. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1991.
Bernadine served as the Amboy Township Clerk in Hillsdale County for 33 years until her retirement in 2010. With her husband, she co-owned Harold’s Bulldozing, and assisted with the clerical aspects of the business. She attended Silver Creek Brethren Church in Pioneer, Ohio, and was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association and the County Clerks Association. Bernadine and Harold enjoyed creating crafts together, especially wood pieces. She also enjoyed knitting, traveling and watching golf.
Bernadine is survived by her four children, Melvin (and Deb) Schaedler of Waldron, Thomas (and Jody) Schaedler of Camden, Mich., Robin (and Mark) Comfort of Adrian, Mich., and Dave (and LouAnn) Schaedler of Waldron; nine grandchildren, Kim, Heather, Josh, Jason, Regan, Nathan, Gayle, James and Brandon; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter, Sophia; and a brother-in-law, James (and Polly) Schaedler of Waldron.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis and Cortland Timming, and a sister, Donna Timming.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor Terry Baldwin officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will take place in Waldron Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Waldron District Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.