Bernice Bridget Konkol, 84, Orofino, Idaho, a town of Dewey native, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, from complications of a stroke suffered two days earlier.
Services were held Jan. 7 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Orofino.
Entombment was at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lewiston, Idaho.
Memorials in her name may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, Box 1169, Orofino, Idaho 83544 or St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memorial Dept., 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Mrs. Konkol was born April 12, 1915, in the town of Dewey, a daughter of the late Joseph and Emily (Buza) Cekosh.
She was married to Andrew Konkol on Aug. 13, 1934, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. He died Sept. 22, 1975.
She and her husband owned and operated a lumber mill, tavern, steak house, cocktail lounge, ballroom and motel known as Konkolville in the Orofino area.
Survivors include four sons, Don and Andrew Jr., both of Orofino, and Ralph and Roger, both of Boise, Idaho; four daughters, Gerri Bird and Carol Ponozzo, both of Orofino, Idaho, and LaVern Dunman and JoAnn Glasgow, both of Boise, Idaho; six sisters, Martha Horbinski, New Berlin, Bernie Kovalski, Menasha, and Verna Printz, Mery Meronk, Lucille Kuklinski and Delores Tomasik, all of Milwaukee; four brothers, Ben (Dorothy) Cekosh, Stevens Point, Barney Cekosh, Milwaukee, Emil Cekosh, Sylmar, Calif., and Bob Cekosh, Orange Park, Fla.; 32 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.