Patricia "Pat" J. Berndt, 73, of Bloomington, formerly of New Lenox, IL, passed away at 12:08 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
She was born September 15, 1939 in Chicago, daughter of Thomas and Irene Kulik Mallek, whom have preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, David (Huong) Berndt of Stafford, VA and Russell (Brenda) Berndt of Bloomington; two daughters, Debra (Richard) Uthe of Manhattan, IL and Cheryl (Thomas) Tomlins of Cape Coral, FL. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Joan) Mallek of Northbrook and one sister, Lenore Pollard of Richmond, VA.
Pat did clerical work in offices in the New Lenox area and later worked in the activities department at nursing homes in the Frankfort, IL area. She last volunteered as a teacher's aide at Stevenson School in Bloomington.
She loved country dancing and enjoyed knitting and she was an avid stamp collector.
Pat attended the Bloomington First Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at East Lawn Funeral Home, where visitation will be 1 ½ hours prior to services, beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Interment will follow services at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington First Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be submitted to www.EastLawn-Bloomington.com.