Delores Ann Bernarde, 90, of West Bend, peacefully went to heaven to join her loved ones waiting for her there on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Delores was born in Menomonee Falls on July 31, 1923, to Dora (Esser) and Joseph F. Schmidt.
On April 17, 1941, Delores married the love of her life, Theodore (Ted) Bernarde and together they were loving parents to eight children: Sandra (William) Gierach of Germantown, Judith (Eugene) Clark of Pulaski, Richard (Anna) of Crystal River, Fla., Charles (Mardell) of Slinger, James (Sandra) of Phoenix, the late Michael, Susan (the late Lee) Lederhause of West Bend and Dorthy (Dale) Dahlen of West Bend. Delores was preceded in death by Ted on Jan. 6, 1979. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her brother Daniel (Helen) Schmidt, sister Joan (the late Ron) Rundle, sister-in-law Louise (Ted) Konopka, and many cherished relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters and her brothers and sisters-in-law.
Delores was a devout Catholic and led a life of example to her children. She was confident that God has prepared a place for her, and her only request was that her ashes “be with Dad.” To honor that request, her family is planning a funeral memorial service for “our beloved Mother when the winter snows have gone, and the hope of spring returns. Until then, Mom, our love and prayers are with you.”
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.