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Bemice C. Plummer, age 83, of Rolfe, died on March 11, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Center in Manson. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rolfe, with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Burial was in Powhatan Cemetery near Plover.

Survivors include daughters, Janet (Darel) Cronbaugh of Woodward, Avis (Paul) Gregerson of Knierim, and Deanna (Blake) Grundmeier of Fort Dodge; son Dennis (Bonnie) Hudson of Rolfe; longtime companion, Charles Brandel of Lohrville; 29 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; sisters, Clara Mae (Ralph) Smith of Escondido, California, and Beatrice (Raymond) Hudson of Rolfe; and sister-in-law Pauline Truelson of Pocahontas. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roger Hudson, and Merle Plummer; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and three brothers, and three sisters.

Bernice Caroline Truelson was born on November 26, 1917, near Havelock. She was the daughter of Andrew and Rosa (Hacker) Truelson. Bernice was educated at Havelock schools. On February 6, 1937, she married Roger Hudson at Mallard. The couple farmed near Rolfe until 1943, when they moved to the Jolley-Knoke area. In 1945, they moved back to Rolfe. In 1962, they moved, to Plover, where they owned and operated Hudson's Grocery. Roger died on January 31, 1964. In 1966, Bernice moved to Fort Dodge, where she worked at Walgreen's. She later married Merle Plummer at Bethany, Missouri. The couple made their home at Woodward. Bernice worked at Federal Prescriptions in Madrid. In the early 1980's, Bernice and Merle moved back to Rolfe. Merle died in 1988, and Bernice has continued to make her home in Rolfe until December 2000, when she entered the Manson Good Samaritan Center.

Bernice was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Love circle. She also belonged to Senior Citizens. Bernice especially enjoyed baking cookies for her family. She also enjoyed cross-stitching and gardening.