Bernard Felsecker, 98
Nov. 16, 1917 ó July 27, 2016
Bernard Felsecker died peacefully Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Cedar Community in West Bend. He was born Nov. 16, 1917, to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Harmeyer) Felsecker in Calumet City, Illinois. He attended schools in Calumet City and in June 1937 he began training at the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he obtained his private pilotís license. He was a proud member of the Spartan Dawn Patrol.
On June 14, 1941, he married Dolores Kreuziger and they raised four children during their 68 years together. He worked for David White and later Allen Bradley. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Bernard enjoyed traveling with Dolores to Europe and many places in the U.S. His hobbies included stained-glass work, building grandmother clocks and woodcarving. His specialty was designing and making segmented wood bowls. Bernard enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his four children, Carol Krolski, Lawrence (Barbara) Felsecker, Kenneth (Barbara) Felsecker and Mary (Dave) Smits. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Reineck, James (Lisa) Reineck, Jeanne (Kevin) Bobofchak, Julie Felsecker, Lisa (Keith) Richard, Jeremy (Courtney) Felsecker, Jason (Crystal) Smits and Jessica Smits; his great-grandchildren, Thomas Reineck, Matthew Reineck, Evan Reineck, Ella Reineck, Alden Bobofchak, Alexander Bobofchak, Caleb Richard, Adelyn Richard, Elias Richard, Eliot Felsecker, Elizabeth Felsecker, Delaney Smits and Oliver Smits; his sister-in-law, Isabelle Felsecker; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bernard was preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Elizabeth Felsecker; his beloved wife, Dolores; three brothers, Robert Felsecker, Donald Felsecker and Thomas Felsecker; and his son-in-law, Bernard Krolski.
A special thank you to the caring staff of the Silverbrook household at Cedar Community West Bend for their compassion and assistance during Budís last years.
A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Bernardís life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend). Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Mequon. The family will greet friends preceding the service at noon Monday.