Bernice A. Krolczyk

January 23, 2022

Bernice A. Krolczyk, 96, of Colfax, Ind., died January 23, 2022 at her home.  She was born August 23, 1925 in Cook County, Ill. to John & Anna (Kubas) Rybarczyk.  Her first marriage was to Harold Nail.  She then married Bolesuas “Bill” Krolczyk in 1961 in Chicago, Ill. and he preceded her in death.

Bernice moved to Clinton County in 1961 from Chicago.  She was a longtime manager of Miller’s Restaurant in Colfax, had worked at Frito Lay, Pepes and ran “Shirley’s” Duck in Diner on 52. Bernice enjoyed fishing, crocheting, gardening, birds, cooking and baking, but most of all she loved taking care of her children, grandchildren and all those who called her Gram.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 pm. Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Judith Rice of Colfax, Willi (Rodney) Kanienski of Colfax, 2 Sons: Michael Nail of Colfax, Robert (Pam) Nail of Colfax, 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Russell, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Bernice A. Krolczyk”

  1. Theresa Bean January 24, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    My sincerest condolences and love sent to the family. Let it be a comfort to you to know how loved Auntie Bernice was to so many. Many, many fond memories of the family eating, drinking, fishing and partying together. May memories bring more smiles than tears to everyone’s heart. Love, cousin Theresa

  2. Connie Stevens King January 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Judy and family. sorry to hear that you lost your mother. She lived a long good life. Your family has some good memories with her. Sending prayers.

  3. Laurie Krys Ploshay January 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Dear Willie, Judy and Family,

    Our Condolences and Prayers. Let all of those wonderful memories provide healing comfort for this loss. Aunty Bernice was a great Soul and fisherwoman. She will be missed dearly by anyone who had the honor of knowing her.
    With Much Love,
    Cousin Robin (Laurie), Chris, Zachary & Luke

  4. April Tegarden January 25, 2022 at 11:52 am

    She was a wonderful lady and was always thinking of others. She will be greatly missed. Prayers from our family to yours.
    ~Keith, April & Sophia

  5. Timothy Bowen January 25, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Willi, Judy, Michael, Bobby….What a giving, loving, wonderful mother you all had! So many great memories I have of all of us together laughing and having so much fun back in the day! When she always took care of all of us at the restaurant and made sure we were all safe! How she always made me rhubarb crunch and couldn’t stop eating it until it made me ill…. She will always have a place in my heart and soul and I will never forget her! Truly a gem! Miss those good old days when we were all having so much fun and had the world by the rear and didn’t even know it! Peace and Love to the family! My deepest condolences!

  6. Bill Russell January 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    With hope and prayers that your most precious memories bring you comfort and peace in these coming days. She will be sorely missed by so many. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Bill & Lori

  7. Catherine Nail January 26, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Willie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories with gramma Bernice. Our hearts go out to you all and We send our love and prayers.

    Catherine, Nicole, Matthew Nail
    Jeannette and John Daniells

  8. Rebecca Gonzalez January 27, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Bob and Pam and all your family, Praying for a peace that only Jesus can bring. I love y’all! Hugs and prayers.

  9. Gloria García January 27, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    I will always keep my memories of Bernice in my heart. I’ve loved her beautiful personality from the day one. I will truly miss my Christmas card each year from her.
    Prayers being sent for comfort and peace to the family.

  10. John and Anita hodge January 27, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Bob, Pam and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Prayers to you all.

  11. Suilon Benjamin January 27, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Dear Judy & Willi & All the Family…
    Loved Bernie so much & was blessed to have worked with her at Miller’s & stayed friends for all these years…
    She will be so missed & sending sympathy prayers for all.
    Love & God Bless, Suilon & Family & all the Miller’s employee family

  12. Troy and Maria Estes February 1, 2022 at 9:08 am

    We are so saddened to hear of this loss. We will certainly miss seeing her on the back porch as we have for so many years. Our deepest condolences to you all.

    Troy and Maria

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