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Carl G. "Bernie" Bernhardt

Carl G. "Bernie" Bernhardt

Carl G. "Bernie" Bernhardt age 89, of Quincy died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. in St. Vincent's Home. Carl was born in Quincy on July 4, 1929, a son of Frank and Ulrina (Maas) Bernhardt. He married Margie A. Venvertloh on September 9, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and she survives.

Bernie was a journeyman electrician working with Brown Electric Co. for over 35 years before retiring in 1991. He was proud to have wired many of Quincy's large buildings including, St. Boniface Catholic Church, Quincy Regional Airport, Christian Brothers High School and many others. He served as Head Electrician at the former St. Mary Hospital for many years. Bernie was a member of the I.B.E.W. for 68 years.

Bernie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He was a longtime member of the former St. John the Baptist Parish where he was active with the "Over the Hill Gang" for many years. Currently a member of St. Francis Church, he had participated in the men's group "Austin's Army". Bernie's other memberships included the Knights of Columbus and the W.C.U.

As his children were growing-up, Bernie was very involved with Boy Scout Troop 1 at St. John's. He served as leader of the Webelos for many years.

In his retirement years, he loved the family farm, also known as "Bernhardt's Paradise". It was here that he enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with the entire family.

In addition to his wife Margie, survivors also include his four sons:
Michael Bernhardt and his wife Nancy of Quincy, Dan Bernhardt and his wife Cheryl of Kansas City, MO, Randy Bernhardt and his wife Mona of Spring Grove, IL and Joe Bernhardt of Quincy. Eleven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Frank Bernhardt, Jr. daughter Connie Bernhardt and a son, Rev. Gary Bernhardt, O.F.M.

The Bernhardt family extends their heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at St. Vincent's Home for the wonderful care they gave to Bernie.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with Rev. Donald Blaeser, O.F.M. celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church or to St. Vincent's Home.

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From:
Tom Behrens
Quincy, IL
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So sad to hear of the loss of Carl. I have known Carl for many many years and he will be missed. He and his family are in my prayers.
From:
Patti habib
Payson, IL
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It was a pleasure caring for carl and geyting to know the family. May god bless u all...
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Marvin and jeanette Winking
Indianapolis, IN
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Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time!
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Margie, Randy and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Dale Hilgenbrinck
Quincy, IL
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God Speed Carl! If something needs attended to in Heaven you will take care of it. Carl was a Great Role Model for many. His love of God, family and friends was exceptional. I consider myself fortunate to have known him and his kindness. Rest in the Peace of the Lord.
From:
Dick McKinney
Quincy, IL
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Mike and Nancy
Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
Dick
Blessed Sacrament Church
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Rich and Donna
Quincy, IL
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Mike, Nancy and Family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing. Sincere sympathy. Rich, Donna, Gabe and Gavin Lane
From:
becky l syrcle
QUINCY, IL
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so sorry for your loss he was a great guy and will be missed,sending prayers laundry staff at saint vincent
From:
Jim & Karen Weede
Quincy, IL
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Mike, Nancy &. Bernhardt families. Our condolences on the loss of your admired. father, grandfather, great grandfather. Knowing how close you were to him it will leave a huge void. As the healing begins, rejoice in the life he lived and the memories he left
We are in CO and unfortunately will not be able to attend the services.
From:
Fr. Joe Zimmerman, OFM
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Please accept my condolences. We Franciscans have not forgotten the gift of your son Fr. Gary to our community, and his tragic death while serving veterans.
From:
Mark Vonder Haar
Palmyra, MO
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Mike so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Jannel and I will be thinking of you and your family
From:
STEVEN WILSON
Apple Valley, MN
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Mike and Nancy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your many memories in the days ahead.

Steven & Karen Wilson
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Rose Hamann
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
From:
Vickie Nokes
Quincy, IL
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Such a wonderful man I met at St. Vincent. Always sang to me when he saw me in the mor nings. My heart aches for the family.