Gotts, Bernadine Louise, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Cartwright Care Center, age 89 years. Bernadine Wolfe was born in Midland, Michigan April 19, 1921 the daughter of the late Louise (Wietfeldt) and Henry L. Wolfe, Sr. She married Bert E. Gotts, Jr. May 3, 1971. He predeceased her April 25, 2007. Bernadine worked as an Executive Secretary for Dow Chemical Company for 35 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the National Secretaries Association, Peace Lutheran Church and served as a volunteer at Covenant Healthcare for many years. Bernadine is survived by nephews, Michael Wolfe, J. Richard Pinnell and Robert Pinnell; nieces, Barbara Lindley and Susan Clark; great-nieces, Kristen Schmitt and Allison Mitchell; great-nephews, John Lindley, John Clark and James Clark; a step-daughter, Jill Ann Caponi and her children, Stephanie, Stacey and Mitchell; her sister-in-law, Virginia Pinnell and many great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Henry L. Wolfe Jr. and her brother-in-law, J. Raymond Pinnell. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. Paul R. Hinz will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Peace Lutheran Church, Covenant Healthcare Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.