LOUIS ROMAN BERNARDLouis Roman Bernard, 97, formerly of Hibbing and Ely, passed away July 31, 2012 at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, Minn.
Louis Roman Bernard, 97, formerly of Hibbing and Ely, passed away July 31, 2012 at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, Minn., where he received loving care from staff that regarded and treated him as a dear family member for the past seven years.
Born in Spooner, Wis., to Frances and Louis Bernard.
He retired as a blacksmith from Reserve Mining. He was instrumental in building the Ely Sr. Citizen's Center, starting the Sr. Woodworking Club, serving on the Ely Library Board, was an artist and a published author.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Dick; grandson, Jim Bernard; one sister and three brothers.
He is survived by children Phyllis (Ed) Simon of Duluth, Faye (Bob) Prebich of Burnsville; daughter-in-law Nancy Bernard of Cottage Grove; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and many beloved nephews and nieces.
He leaves us with hearts full of gratitude for the life of kindness that he lived and so generously shared with us; he will continue to enrich our lives by the example he set for us. We will cherish his rule for life, "Think happy."
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 6, 2012 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th St., Savage, MN 55378. Private interment at Hibbing cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials. McNearney Funeral Home; 952-445-2755 www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
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