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Obituary for Charles E. "Chuck" Bernarde

Charles “Chuck” E. Bernarde, age 77, of Hartford Wisconsin passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 16, 1945 in Milwaukee to the late Theodore and Delores (nee Schmidt) Bernarde. Chuck attended St. Nazarene Seminary for 2 years before graduating from Menomonee Falls high. On June 3rd, 1967 he married Mardell “Mardi” (nee Heppe). He was a builder in the West Bend area and a Member of the West Bend Builders Association.

Chuck was a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His family was everything to him. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and golfing with his family and friends. He loved to joke. He was known for christening everyone with a new nickname and used it from that day forward!

Chuck is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mardi; son, Dan, daughter Tricia Hoehn; grandchildren, Alaina, Jake & Jared Bernarde, Amanda and Jocelyn Hoehn; Julie Bernarde and Jennifer McInnis; honorary grandkids, Keagan and Jaedyn McInnis and Tanner Kons; siblings, Sandra (Bill) Gierach, Richard (Anna) Bernarde, Susan Lederhause, Dorthy (Dale) Dahlen; sisters-in-law, Sandy Bernarde and Luann Klodsik, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Michael John Bernarde and James Bernarde, sister Judy Clark, brothers-in-law Gene Clark, Lee Lederhause and Jim Heppe, niece Amy Beth Gierach, son-in-law James Hoehn and mother-in-law Dolores Heppe and father-in-law Robert Heppe.

A Memorial Mass will be at 3:00PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086) with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be prior at church on Wednesday, August 17th from 1:00PM until 2:45PM.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are appreciated to the St Peter Building Improvement Fund (208 E. Washington St. Slinger, WI 53086). Chuck spent a lifetime building and this would really bring him joy!

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Horizon Hospice for their care and compassion. Also Dr. Gajic, Dr. Burfeind, Dr. Shreenivas, Tracy Kerten and the Team at Precision Medicine Froedtert.

A very special thank you to all the family and friends who touched our lives on this journey showering us with your love, prayers and support. God Bless You All.