Andrew E. Hernikl, 82
 

Andrew E. Hernikl, 82, of Tomahawk, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.

Andrew was born May 26, 1928, in Newburg, the son of Ignatius and Katherine (nee Agocs) Hernikl. He married Bernice Bykowski on Jan. 1, 1950, in West Bend. She passed away on July 26, 2007.

Andy was employed with Line Material in Barton where he met his future wife, Bernice, and later worked for Mill Tool & Die in West Bend. He and Bernice moved to Tomahawk in 1989. He was a member of the NRA, member and former officer of the West Bend/ Barton Sportsmans Club, assistant instructor of the Junior Rifle Team and was involved with the Wisconsin Iron Brigade Civil War Reenactment Group. Andy was also a member of the Lake Nokomis Concerned Citizens, the American Legion and St. Mary Catholic Church, where he also was an active volunteer. He also volunteered his time at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Williamson of Elkhart Lake and Terri Hernikl of Tomahawk; son, Kenneth Hernikl of Mercer; and sister, Katie Dunst of California. Andy is further survived by two grandchildren, Jaime (Cory) Kordosky of Oshkosh and Jacob Hernikl of Tomahawk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice; and son,Keith.

A memorial Mass with military rites for Andy Hernikl will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Tomahawk.

Krueger Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. View the obituary and send online condolences at: www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.