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Bernetta M. "Bird" Divis

December 7, 1936 — March 30, 2020

Bernetta M. "Bird" Divis, 83, of Brainard, died Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Butler County Health Care Center in David City.


Due to the restrictions in place from federal & state governments because of the COVID-19 virus, the family will have a private funeral service and burial. There will be no viewing or family visitation at this time.

The service will be live streamed from Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, April 2, beginning at 9:45 AM. to the Chermok Funeral Home Facebook page: .

Bernetta was born on December 7, 1936 at Lincoln, Nebraska to George and Lucille(Hawkinson)Ohnoutka. On February 24, 1962, she married Albert "Bud" Divis at Holy Trinity Church in Brainard.

Bernetta (Bird) was a member of Holy Trinity Parish. She served others through her participation in the PCCW, the Holy Trinity Choir, and the Funeral Dinner Committee. For thirty years she cleaned the rectory and was the bookkeeper. Along with her husband, Bud, she cared for the landscaping around the Church and in the Grotto. Bernetta served others through her kindness and charity.
Bird was passionate about her faith, her family, birds and cats. She and Bud were proud to have had the opportunity to care for and care about so many nieces, nephews and other children.
Some thoughts shared by nieces and nephews:
“She was very soft spoken and had a gentle touch.”
“She was already a saint on earth.” “So smart, so funny.” “She had an infectious laugh.” “Everything had a ‘kid’ in it …” “Listen kid.” “I kid you not!” “Oh kid!” “Jiminy Christmas, kid!”
Bird was very, very loved!

Bernetta is survived by her husband, Albert "Bud" Divis of Brainard, Brothers-in-law: Donald(Connie)Divis of Brainard, Eugene(Darlene)Divis of David City, Edwin(Roseann)Divis of Papillion, Sisters-in-law: Alyce Havlovic of Seward and Donna Ohnoutka of Lincoln. Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Dwaine Ohnoutka, one sister and brother-in-law, Loretta & Ludvik Walla, and one nephew, Rick Walla.
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