Funeral Service for Bernice Njos, 73, of Baker will be 10:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at the American Lutheran Church in Baker. Burial to follow at Bonnievale Cemetery.
Family Receiving Friends will take place 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Bernice passed away on August 28, 2028 at Billings Clinic, with her family by her side.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Bernice's memory to Badlands Ministry or American Cancer Society.
Bernice Ann Bach was born on December 1, 1949 to Arthur and Ida (Thomas) Bach in Belle Fourche, SD. She was raised in Belle Fourche and attended the area schools, graduating from Belle Fourche High School. After graduating high school Bernice attended Black Hills College where her focus of study was business. Bernice attended a college dance in Spearfish where she met the love of her life, Les Njos. The two were lifelong companions and friends.
Bernice and Les were married June 25, 1971 in Belle Fourche, SD. They then decided to move to Baker, MT and they purchased Stockman’s Western Wear and served this area for eight years before selling the business. Bernice moved on to continue using her skills in bookkeeping for Fallon Medical Complex and various other businesses. Les and Bernice built their family in Baker and it is here their daughters, Lisa in 1975 and Kari in 1978, were born.
Bernice was an active member of society belonging and contributing to so many establishments and groups. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church where she previously served as Sunday School Superintendent. Bernice’s talents were many, she was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed writing in calligraphy and painting. She enjoyed the outdoors and camping with her family in her early years and later visiting and riding the side by side with her dear friends. One could find her volunteering as a “Pink Lady” in the gift shop at the hospital. Socializing and spending time with her friends was important to Bernice and she spent many hours with the Homemakers Club and Golden Girls. She loved spending evening’s playing card games with friends and family. Bernice above all loved and enjoyed any time spent with her children and grandchildren. She could be found sitting proudly in the stands at any activity they chose to participate in.
Bernice will be especially remembered for her warmth, amazing kindness, special friendship and intense love for her family. Bernice’s strength, love and beautiful smile will be missed greatly by her husband, Les; daughters, Lisa (Jason) Dulin, Kari (Dave) Weller; grandchildren, Brandon, Angelica, Laylah, Sophia, Jaiden, Kali, Kenzie, Maycie, Brylie; sister, Carol Geray; sister-in-law, Carol Bach, as well a niece and numerous nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ida; brother, Arty Bach.