James Oliver Bernard, 87
May 5, 1927 -- Dec. 9, 2014

James Oliver Bernard, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

He was born on May 5, 1927, in Bayfield, to John and Eva (nee Nelson). He married the late Lorrie (nee Orlinski) on Feb. 6, 1954, in Milwaukee.

Jim retired at the age of 80 from Coca Cola Co. in Prescott, Arizona, where he was known as “The Coca Cola Man,” and then returned to Wisconsin. He was a crossing guard for West Bend School District for several years.

He enjoyed taking walks, golfing, working out, bowling and watching all sports.

His greatest love was for the Lord and his wife, “Mabel.”

He is survived by his children: Jean (Darrell) Pearcy of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Debbie (Jeff) Roemer of West Bend and Shelly (Roger) Stalter of Prescott, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three more on the way; twin brother John (Lynn) Bernard of Bartow, Florida; sister-in-law Pearl (Bob) Schaefer of Illinois; and brother-in-law Raymond Grieger of Florida. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12, from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for their gentle and loving care of Jim.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 262-338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.