July 2, 1922 ~ October 13, 2018
Born in: Kankakee, Illinois
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Berneice E. Laakmann, 96, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 13, 2018. She was born in Kankakee, IL on July 2, 1922 to the late Anthony and Mary Speziale. Berneice worked as a cake decorator for 20 years with Roselyn Bakery. She then became a nanny, and retired in 2004.
Berneice is survived by her children, Berneice “Sue” Roberts, Kathy Lane, Ralph Laakmann Jr., and Tina Gibson; 14 grandchildren; along with numerous great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Laakmann Sr.; daughter, Margaret “Bobbie” Holman; siblings, Frank Speziale, Victoria Cassidy, Jim Speziale, Mary Salter, and Tony Speziale; and her parents, mentioned above.
Services will be at 12pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation starting at 10am until the start of the service. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital