Bernard ‘Bernie’ Schlimgen

Bernard “Bernie” Schlimgen, went peacefully home into the arms of his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Noblesville, Ind.

Bernie retired from Ameritech Services (Wisconsin Bell) after 38 years of service. Bernie and Rita raised their family in Waukesha before retiring in Mission, Texas, in 1998 where they have enjoyed many years of friends and golf.

Bernie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rita; their five children and spouses, Sandy and Michael WeWora, Dave and Mickie Schlimgen, Mark and Lisa Schlimgen, Keith and Tami Schlimgen and Greg and Jean Schlimgen; 14 grandchildren, Nicholle, Danielle, Tony, Justin, Ashley, Robin, Jeremy, Josh with spouses and Michelle, Steven, Joel, Chris, Katie and Amanda; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fran; and a brother, Norbert.

Bernie was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jenny, Mathew and Jared; parents, Arthur and Florence; brothers, Lawrence, Edwin and Bob; and a sister, Teresa.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Waukesha.

Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville, 317-773-2584, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be given at