Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

Rudolph Bernhardt Obituary

Date of BirthOctober 01, 2016

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Date of DeathDecember 01, 2016

Rudolph Bernhardt Obituary

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Rudolph C. "Butch" Bernhardt, Jr. 1939 - 2015 Rudolph C. "Butch" Bernhardt, Jr., 76, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 31, 1939, to the late Rudolph C. and Luella Pera) Bernhardt, Sr. in Waukegan, Ill. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. He then graduated from Gateway Technical College with an Associate Degree. Butch entered the US Navy on Dec. 9, 1959, and was honorably discharged on June 16, 1962. On July 2, 1960, he married Glori A. Reschke at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2000. Butch worked at AMC/Chrysler as an engineer for many years, retiring in 1989. Butch was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church. Butch was a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14 where he held the position of President longer than any member. He was also one of two people in Kenosha who was a National President of the Danish Brotherhood and the Midwest District President. Butch was very active in the Brotherhood for over 30 years and always looked forward to golfing on the Danish Brotherhood league. Besides being an avid golfer he was an avid Packer fan. Butch is survived by his loving sons Todd (Patty) Bernhardt of Kenosha, Jeff (Chris) Bernhardt of Kenosha, Bryan (Kim) Bernhardt of Kenosha; his grandchildren, Nick (Alejandra), C.J., Andie, Lisa (Ron), J.R., Zak, Brett, Sarah; his seven great grandchildren; and his two brothers, Robert (Judy) Bernhardt and Tom (Lois) Bernhardt, both of Arbor Vitae, Wis. Many nieces and nephews also survive him. His dear friends Darla Hansler and Rita England precede him in death. A Celebration of Life for Butch will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 12 Noon at the Bruch Funeral Home with Full Military Honors to follow. Visitation for Butch will be held on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials would be appreciated to the Children's Hospital of Milwaukee or to the . Visit Butch's Online Memorial Book www.bruchfuneralhome.net Bruch Funeral Home 3503 Roosevelt Road Kenosha, WI 53142 262-652-8298

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