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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Bierman

October 16, 1925 — January 4, 2023

Kingsley, Iowa:     Gwendolyn "Gwen" Bierman, 97 of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Kingsley Specialty Care in Kingsley.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Rohde Funeral Home, Kingsley with visitation being noon until service time at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery, Kingsley, IA> 

Gwendolyn Eileen Griffith was born October 16, 1925 to Lloyd and Mabel (Warren) Griffith of
rural Kingsley, IA. She graduated from Kingsley High School in 1943 and attended college in
LeMars, IA, and then taught country school for 3 years.
Gwen married Johnny Bierman on April 5, 1946 and they began farming near Quimby, IA.
Growing up, Gwen worked hard helping to hold on to the family farm during the Great
Depression, and continued that determination helping Johnny provide for their family. She later
worked in hospitals in Cherokee and Sioux City, Iowa.
In 1975 they moved to Sauk Centre, Minnesota where they owned and operated a fishing
resort. In 1989 they moved back to Kingsley, and Johnny passed away in 1997. Gwen loved
the Lord, music, dancing, flowers, fishing with Johnny, morning coffee, eating sweets,
laughing, traveling, and especially spending time with her family.
Gwen and Johnny’s family consisted of: Jerry (deceased) and wife Jo Bierman, and their
children Donna, John and Crystal; Dennis (deceased); Lloyd (Marjorie) and her daughter Jerri
(Marc) Daniels and their sons Bradley and Brett; and Janene (Ginger) & Doug Nelson and her
children Kerri (Todd) Leach and Ryan (Sara) Husman and their children Kendra and Dylan.
Other survivors include Gwen’s brother James (Bob) Griffith, sister Colleen (Lloyd) Keck,
sisters-in-law Betty Griffith, Mary Ellen Bumann, and Dorothy Bierman, and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Preceding Gwen in death in addition to her parents and sons, were her brothers, Warren Griffith
and Wyman Griffith, and also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Emma Lou Griffith, Florence
Ritchey, Fern and Ralph Woltman, Frances and Florence Bierman, Wendell Bierman, Junior and
Betty Bierman, Dorris and Harold Kintigh.


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Visitation

Sunday, January 8, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Sunday, January 8, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Kingsley Cemetery

, Kingsley, IA 51028

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 8, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

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