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Bernett E. Lappi, 98

Bernett Elouise Lappi, age 98, of Annandale, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Memorial services will take place Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary and guestbook online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

Bernett was born March 12, 1921, in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Bernard and Sfronia “Fronie” (McClees) Bergren.

She spent her school years in Minneapolis.

Bernett met Reino “Ray” Lappi in Cokato, and they were united in marriage March 14, 1942, in Minneapolis. The couple raised their family and spent their working lives in the Bryn Mawr area of Minneapolis, where Bernett worked for Prudential for 21 years before retiring in May of 1976.

Their later years were spent at their homes on Lake Sylvia in South Haven, and in Annandale.

Bernett’s leisure time was spent with close friends and family gambling/playing cards, fishing, golfing, cooking, sewing, quilting, and cheering on the Vikings. She had passion and love for her daughters, children, grandchildren, and any baby she would encounter. Her smile, contagious laugh, and full hugs will be greatly missed.

Bernett is survived by her grandchildren, Chris, Steve, Matt, Jonathan and Stacey; as well as five great-grandchildren, Donyea, Kaylee, Evan, Campbell and Ben.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reino “Ray;” daughters Kathleen Thompson and Gail Cooley; and brother, Russell Bergren.

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