November 13, 1929—May 12, 2018
Charles J. Bernhardt, 88, of Fond du Lac, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Crossroads Care Center.
He was born on November 13, 1929, in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Max and Clara Schweitzer Bernhardt. He graduated from St. Catherine’s in Racine. On October 14, 1950, he married Carol Duffrin in Racine, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death in July 2011. In May of 1969 he married Yvonne Matterer. She preceded him in death in July of 2009.
Charles worked as a lithographer for Western Printing in Racine for 40 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge and was a member of the Elks Lodge, where he served as Chaplin in Palmetto, Florida.
He is survived by his children: Al (Eileen) Bernhardt of Racine, Wisconsin, Donna (Windell) Thompson of Lebanon, Tennessee, Kathy (Donald) McClelland of Fond du Lac, Scott Bernhardt of Fond du Lac, Eileen Markahn of Lebanon, Tennessee and Kris Heinen of Racine, Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law Jean Bernhardt of Oostburg, Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son Neal and six brother and sisters.
FUNERAL: A private family memorial service will take place at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory on Saturday, May 19. Cremation has taken place.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420