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Bernice Fabac Ferrantelli 97 passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 with her family at her side. Visitation will be Sunday, August 29th from 1 to 3pm at St John the Baptist Catholic Church on Strawberry Hill with the rosary being said at 1:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 30th at 10am at the church with internment at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City Kansas.
Bernice was born on March 10, 1924 to Izidore and Helen (Krznaric) Fabac . She attended St John the Baptist grade school and Bishop Ward High School. Bernice was employed by Holsum Foods and later worked for Home State Bank from which she retired in 1989.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jake Ferrantelli (1999), her parents and 7 siblings Rose Verbon, Mike Fabac, Charlotte Etter, Frank Fabac, Karl Fabac, Catherine Fabac and Elizabeth Peresic. She is survived by her one and only daughter and son in law Luann and Larrance of the home.
She was a member of St Johns Catholic Church the Altar Society at St Johns serving as President for many years, the Don Lipovac booster club and enjoyed many trips with the group during retirement, St Johns Senior Citizens and a 79 year member of the both the Croatian Catholic Union (L14) and the Croatian Fraternal Union (L35).
Bernice was quite an accomplished athlete (volleyball, basketball, bowling and softball). She earned the nickname "Peanuts" just like her brothers and is still called that by many today. She had a love of all sports especially college athletics and more than any other the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, Alabama Crimson Tide Kelteks Baseball in Karlovac Croatia and the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves. She was an active participant in CYO sports having coached girls volleyball and basketball for 4 years with a great group of girls. In her youth Bernice also played softball for Fr Jack OConner and the CYO.
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