West Des Moines


Bernadine Link, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at home from a heart ailment. Services were held Friday, April 28, 2017, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Graveside services were held Saturday at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.


Bernadine was born October 5, 1926, in Maxwell, Iowa, to Harry and Lana (Moody) Bloomfield. She moved to Des Moines in 1957 where she was employed for 26 years with the Statesman Group and retired from EMC Insurance Companies in 1996. Bernadine was a member of the Insurance Auditors Association of Iowa and the United Methodist Church.


Bernadine is survived by her children, Jim Link of West Des Moines, Judy (Richard) Davenport of Des Moines and Bob (Courtney Greene) Link of Pleasant Hill; her grandchildren, Tom Spray of Des Moines, Amanda (Travis) Semmens of Waukee, and Lauren Link of Seattle, WA; and two great-grandchildren, Savanna Spray and Owen Semmens. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Donald Bloomfield, and sister, Maxine Beal.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blank Children’s Hospital or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences are welcomed at IlesCares.com.