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Bernice Zorn 1932 - 2022
Bernice Zorn

DERBY — Bernice Zorn, 89, died June 30, 2022 at Brookdale Assisted Living, Derby, Kan. She was born Oct. 13, 1932, in rural Barton County, Kan. to Frank and Anna (Hoffman) Tinkel. On Sept. 16, 1952, Bernice married Alvin Zorn at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Dubuque, Kan.  

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Kuhlman of Derby, Kan.; two sons, Marvin (Robin) Zorn of Springfield, Ill., and Randy (Julie) Zorn of Coldwater, Mich.; five grandchildren, Sherri (John) Brady of Maple Valley, Wash., Julie (Greg) Laffin of Clinton, Utah, Kelly Brentz of Athens, Ala., Brian (Sarah) Zorn of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Jackson Zorn of Coldwater, Mich.; two step-grandchildren, Jeff (Jacquelina) Martin of Springfield, Ill. and Kristina Evers of Springfield, IL; 7 great grandchildren; Danielle Zorn, Alex Laffin, Thomas Laffin, Drew Laffin, Benjamin Brady, Mason Zorn, and Tyler Zorn; one step great grandchild, Noah Evers; four sisters-in-laws, Emily Zorn, Lea Zorn, Helen Holliday, and Loretta Zorn; and one brother-in-law Jerry Zorn. Proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; three brothers, Frank Tinkel, Jr., Anton “Tony” Tinkel, Albert Tinkel; and four sisters, Mary Redetzke, Regina Birzer, Elizabeth Zorn, and Anna Urban; and son-in-law Richard Kuhlman.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday Aug. 19, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Smith Center, Kan. celebrated by Father John Schmeidler. Burial will follow at Smith Center Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center, Kan. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Smith Center, Kan. or to OMRF, 825 NE 13th St, OKC, OK 73104 Please designate gifts to Disease of Aging

Funeral arrangements provided by

Smith Family Mortuary

1415 N. Rock Rd. 

Derby, KS 67037

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 14, 2022