Visitation10-11 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Somerset
Funeral Services11 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Somerset
Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Beauvais, age 89 of Somerset, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.
Bernie was born on October 11, 1925 in Somerset to Louis and Sophia (Kieckhoefer) Beauvais. He and his thirteen siblings grew in the Somerset area. Bernie served as an Engineer in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Salchow, on October 5, 1946 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Somerset. Their union in marriage was blessed with six children.
Bernie worked as a Foreman at Andersen Windows, retiring in 1984. Outside of his work, he enjoyed going to the family cabin in Birchwood, camping in his travel trailer, hunting, fishing, bowling, and golfing. Bernie enjoyed riding with Marilyn on many motorcycle trips, each on their Honda 500 motorcycles. They especially enjoyed being proud ‘Hockey Grandparents’, following and supporting their many grandchildren during their many hockey seasons. Bernie was a cheerful man who was always humming a happy tune. He liked to make up songs out of random sentences and often rhymed his words when he talked.
Bernie was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn; son, Bernie, Jr.; his parents; and his thirteen siblings. Bernie is survived by his children, Mary (Greg) Parnell of Somerset, Kathy (Bernell) Jansen of Somerset, Charlotte (Wayne) Schmit of Somerset, Mike (Colleen) Beauvais of New Richmond, and Christine (Eric) Peterson of Somerset; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service for Bernie Beauvais will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 27, 2014 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 141 Church Hill Rd., Somerset, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Interment will take place at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the church. Bernard’s grandsons, Chad, Clint, Eric, Jason, Jade, Blaine, Casey, Beau, Ryan, and Logan, will have the honor of serving as his casketbearers.