Bernard A. Verschoor age 84 of Wynot, Nebraska died at his residence on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot with military honors by the Wynot American Legion Post #31 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Gary Clifford, Jerry Mikulicz, Michael Morelli, Chris Rybak, Franco Rybak & Zachary Verschoor.
Bernie was born August 20, 1933 in Hospers, Iowa, the son of Peter and Louise (VonderHarr) Verschoor. He attended St. Anthony grade school and Hospers Public School until the family moved to Sioux City in 1950, graduating from Heelan High School in 1951. Bernie worked at McKesson-Robbins Wholesale Drug Company until going into the Army in April of 1953. He served in Germany for 18 months during the Korean War. After his term in the service was over in 1955, he returned to McKesson-Robbins until he was hired by the US Postal Service in 1957. He worked at the Post Office for 35 years, retiring in October of 1992. He also served in the US Army Reserves for 20 years. He married Judith (Judy) Bishop on November 5, 1966 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City. They had three children; Bernie who was stillborn, Ann Minette, and Peter James.
Bernie was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Sioux City until he and Judy moved to Wynot, NE in December of 2008, where he was a member of Holy Family Parish of Cedar County. He was an American Legion member of Post #697, in Sioux City, and Post #31 in Wynot.
He is survived by his wife Judy, of Wynot NE; daughter Minette and her husband Virgil Paltz of Wynot, and their children Sabrina and Tiana; son Peter and his wife Kimberlie, and their children Zachary, Wendy & Ryan of LeMars IA; his brother Anthony, Sioux City; his sister Florence Kwikkel, Sioux City, and their families; as well as the family of his deceased sister Ann Peterson; he is also survived by his brother-in-law Jim Bishop and wife Betsy of Orlando, FL, and sister-in-law Barb Walsh of Broomfield, CO and their families; and the family of his deceased sister-in-law & brother-in-law Lois & Jim Metz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ann Peterson, half-brothers Donald, Mike, Kenneth, Erwin, and half -sister Fern; his infant son; his brother-in-law Robert Walsh, and sister/brother-in-law Lois and Jim Metz; and sister-in-law Joann Verschoor.
Memorials may be sent to the Carmelite Monastery, 2901 S. Cecelia St., Sioux City IA 51106, * Holy Family Parish of Cedar Co., P O Box 65, Wynot NE 68792 * Trinity Heights/Queen of Peace Shrine, 2511 33rd St., Sioux City IA 51108.
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Judy, I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. May the Lord surround you and your family in comfort and peace. You have my deepest sympathy. You'll be in my thoughts in the days ahead. May he rest in peace.
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Judy - prayers for you at the passing of Bernie. May you find peace.
Judy and family was sorry to hear of Bernieâ€™s passing he was friend god bless
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Bernie. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Linda (McNamara) & Sal Lahey
Judy, so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. So enjoyed the time we worked together at the Western store. Fond memories of the Christmas party at Famous Daves.
Judy, Minette & Peter - We were so sorry to hear of Bernie's illness and now his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Sue, Steve & Brian Schmiedt
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