In loving memory of

Bernice H. Engrav
August 9, 1924 - September 7, 2019

Bernice H. Engrav, 95, of Lewiston died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Lewiston Senior Living. Bernice was born August 9, 1924 in Ridgeway to Henry and Barbara (Heier) Pflughoeft. Bernice married Leonard Engrav in Decorah, IA and they made their home in Lewiston. Bernice worked as a nurse at Etta Del Nursing Home in Lewiston and Winona Hospital, before going to work as a veterinarian's assistant at the Lewiston Vet Clinic, where she worked until she was 89, having retired on at least two occasions. She was spunky, independent and insisted on having things neat and clean. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston.
Survivors include her four children, Dennis (Pat) Engrav of Lewiston, Diane (Bud) Erbe of St. Charles, Bernie (Lou) Engrav of Faribault and Marcia Turnquist of Lewiston, grandchildren, Jeff, Jerry (Laura) and John (Pam) Engrav, Dee (Katie) Erbe-Shea, Jennifer (Paul) Fishbaugher, BJ Engrav, Gwen Chase and Michael (Andrea) Turnquist, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard on June 25, 1976 and by a brother Emil "Bud" (Leora) Pflughoeft.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles, with The Reverend Michael A. Lindemann officiating. A reception will follow services. Friends may call from 1 pm Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lewiston. Please share a memory of Bernice at her online guestbook at
Bernice's family would like to thank Lewiston Senior Living for their excellent care of Bernice.


Roberta Johnson wrote on Sep 12, 2019:

" sorry to read of your Mothers passing. I know you two had great times together, and losing a Mother is NEVER easy...NEVER ready to part with your parents. Our deepest sympathy...Roberta and Harley"

Olivia Heim wrote on Sep 11, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers to you and your families. Your mother was a beautiful lady. God Bless you all. Tom and Olivia Heim"

UPS Dale wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"You will be missed by all grandma Bernie. You were a sweetheart."

Jim Matzke wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"Jim Matzke Denny, Diane, Bernie and Marcia. Your mother was one of the nicest and most kind women I have ever known. i can only imagine how much you will miss her going forward. God will being caring for her now that she has been taken from you. I am very happy and proud to have known her though all of you."

Denise Griffin wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"Our deepest sympathy to Bernice's family. Jeff an Denise Griffin"

Janet wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"my parent know all the Engrav I knew Bernice we worked at Etta she was a great person my thoughts and prayers are with you Janet Hill Seabern"

Charles Bonow wrote on Sep 10, 2019:

"My sympathy to Bernice's family....especially her kids and grandkids. I know how much you will miss her. I pray God will comfort your aching hearts. I have a special place in my heart for Bernice. Most times when we would run into each other she'd say "There's my buddy! How are you doin'?" I enjoyed visiting with her. was fun and meaningful....she always seemed to have something new to tell me that I could learn from. Charles"

Connie Oldham wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. I always enjoyed working with her. Very nice lady."

Carolyn Verthein wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"I always enjoyed talking to your Mother, always so fun!"

Dr.Randy Snell wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"Bernice was a dedicated employee of Lewiston Veterinary Clinic for many years.She was always willing to help out,wherever she was needed,including evening and weekend emergencies.She especially enjoyed assisting with small animal surgeries and large animal calls in the country."

Mardy Midler wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"My sympathy and prayers to Bernice's family. May God give you comfort in your loss."

Karen Lorch wrote on Sep 8, 2019:

"Bernice was a great person & I appreciate the time I was able to work with her. Lots of fun memories of her from the clinic. Karen"

Tracy wrote on Sep 8, 2019:

"What a wonderful lady to work with. I so enjoyed my time working side by side with her. There were giggles and smiles all the way around with neeser around. We could be having a bad day and the next thing you know there were giggles. I will always carry fond memories of Bernice with me. Love Tracy "