Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Bernadette Martha Dullinger, age 85 of Opole will be 11 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.  Father Mark Stang will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service.  Bernadette died peacefully Tuesday evening surrounded by her loving family at Quiet Oaks Hospice House.  There will be a visitation from 4-8 PM, Friday, January 20, 2012 and again from 10 until the time of the service on Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.  Parish prayers will take place at 5 PM, and the Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 6 PM at the church Friday evening.  Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.

Bernadette was born December 3, 1926 to Peter and Susanna (Rausch) Leither in Jacobs Prairie.  She married Emil Dullinger on October 24, 1951 in Cold Spring.  She was a lifetime resident of the Stearns County area.  Bernadette not only worked on the farm with her husband Emil, she was also a loving mother and home-maker raising twelve children.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church where she was a member of the St. Victoria Mission Group, and Christian Mothers.

Bernadette is survived by her husband Emil Dullinger, Opole; Sandra (Don) Kirchner, Sauk Rapids; Earl (Vikki) Dullinger, Sartell; Joyce Mrosla (Jim Janochoski), St. Joseph; Donna (Geno) Brown, Rice; Vernon (Connie) Dullinger, St. Joseph; Jerome (Lori) Dullinger, St. Cloud; Tom (Sue) Dullinger, St. Joseph; Dale (Sue) Dullinger, Sartell; Mary Kay (John) Stein, Kimball; Theresa (Paul) Revermann, St. Cloud; Roger (Rita) Dullinger, Sartell; Jeanette (Duane) Christman, St. Michael; her 33 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Susanna and Peter Leither, her infant daughter Maria, and her siblings Clarence Leither, Leander Leither, Norbert Leither, Roman Leither, Edmund Leither, Gerherdt Leither, Alvin Leither, Eleanor Leither, Lorraine Neu, and Dolores Kraemer.