Bernard W. Wuest
Bernard “Bernie” William
Wuest, 94, of Fond du Lac, passed away on September 4, 2020, at the Hospice
Home of Hope in Fond du Lac – surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 24, 1926,
in Fond du Lac, the son of Edward and Julia (Olig) Wuest. He attended Fond du Lac Senior High
School. He was a WWII veteran and
proudly served as a Gunner’s Mate in the U.S. Naval Amphibious Force, and was
awarded the Philippine Liberation Medal.
On November 12, 1955 he married Elizabeth (Bette) Braun, & celebrated
their 64th wedding anniversary this past November.
Bernie was employed by
Coca-Cola Company for 26 years, followed
by the Borden Company and Allard Express, retiring in 1986. After retiring Bernie and Bette spent their
winter months in Arizona for 16 years.
They also enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He
was a Charter and honorary lifetime member of the Wescot Sportsmen’s Club,
founded in 1960. He was a current member
of the American Legion, Eagles Club and FDL Yacht Club, and lifelong member of
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, of the Holy Family Parish. Bernie was an avid outdoorsman and loved
fishing and sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago, deer hunting every November
for over 60 years with his brothers, friends, sons and grandsons…all of whom
will miss Bernie’s deer camp stories – that just never seemed to get old & were
always good for a laugh! He was very
proud of tagging his last deer at the age of 90.
Bernie was a wonderful
husband to his surviving wife, Bette. He was a great father and is survived by
his five children: Cheri (Jim) Hoyt of
Fond du Lac, Mike (Julie) Wuest of Sun Prairie, Patti (Allan) Anich of Fond du
Lac, Mark (Karen) Wuest of Fond du Lac, and Lauri Callahan of Fond du Lac. He was an amazing Grandpa and is survived by 9
grandchildren: Bryan (Kate) Anich, Matt (Stasha) Wuest, Lauren (Bob) Biolo,
Lindsay (Shawn) Bartelt, Aaron (Lauren) Anich, Josh Hoyt, Jordan (Stephen) Bauer,
Calli (Jake) Diederich and Grace Pausma.
He was extremely proud to also be called Great-Grandpa by his 10
great-grandchildren: Elin, Sophia, Bennett, Lucie, Jack, Linley, Isla, Lawson,
Frances and Derrick.
Bernie was proceeded in death
by his parents and in-laws, Roman and Anna Mae (Burke) Braun, as well as four
sisters – Mildred Lohse, Florence
Mitchell-Wittkoff, Alice Hinkley, and Mary Jane Meisel; two brothers – Edward Jr. (Bob) and Raymond
Wuest and an infant son Edward Roman Wuest. In addition, proceeding him in
death were several brother-in-laws & sister-in-laws, as well as nieces and
SERVICES: Due to current
circumstances, the Mass of Christian Burial for Bernie will be private.
However, a Celebration of Bernie’s Life is planned for April 24, 2021 so all
Bernie’s friends and family can gather, celebrate and share stories. There will
be more information about the celebration closer to the event.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the charity
that was dear to him, the Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc. Donations can be made at
Online condolences can be
shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.