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Bernice M. Malchow, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her family after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Beanie was born on February 2, 1940, in Neenah, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Lickert) Viotto. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, the class of 1958, and was united in marriage to Gary H. Malchow on November 7, 1959. Beanie and Gary resided in Menasha and the neighboring cities throughout their 58 years of marriage, and raised 5 children. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Menasha. Bernice enjoyed watching the Packers and golf, reading, crocheting, and trips to Oneida Casino with her sisters to play bingo. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Beanie will be fondly remembered for making the best brandy old fashioned. Beanie is survived by her husband, Gary; her only son, Jeffery (Gail) Malchow; 4 daughters: Julie (Mark) Lounsbury, Jill (Frank Revels) McClone, Jeana Malchow, and Jodi (Leo) Malchow; grandchildren: Amanda (Michael) Gilioli, David (Macey) McClone, Katie (Andrew) Devine; great grandchildren: Lorenzo, Giacomo, Chiara, Lyla, Ethan, and Danny; siblings: Gene (Charlene) Viotto, Shirley (Rich) Syring, Leanne Schreiner, Joseph (Cheri) Viotto, Susie (John) Fink, and Mary Beth (Joe) Megna; sister-in-law: Shirley Viotto; and many other relatives and friends. Beanie was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Jim Viotto and Marianne Pullman. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 324 Nicolet Blvd., Menasha, with Fr. Jim Hablewitz and Mary Krueger, Pastoral Leader officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the Mass. Beanie’s family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Anthony Phillips and the entire staff at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology for their care and compassion.