Bernhard A. Kroening

Feb. 10, 1929 – May 24, 2013

Bernhard Arthur Kroening of Waukesha died Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 84. He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 10, 1929, the son of Bernhard Charles and Pearl (nee Satler) Kroening.

He graduated from Rufus King High School and Junior College in Compton, Calif. Bernhard proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1951 until 1953 serving in the 6741 Airborne electronics operator. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Shirley L. Davis. He worked for the Carnation Canning Co. and Generac Power Systems, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley L. Kroening of Waukesha; his daughter, Barbara (William) Boeck of Waukesha; his three grandchildren, Joshua Boeck, Julie (Joseph) Schmachel and Rachel Kumpsi; and his great-grandchildren, Bobby, Brittany and Bryce Carpenter, Olivia and Gabriel Ruder and Asa and Eli Kumpsi. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn, in 2003; his sisters, Lois and Carol; and his brother, William.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held Tuesday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will preside. Please meet at the cemetery office. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.