Raymond Louis Bernards
Raymond Louis Bernards, (Eagle Scout)
Passed into Eternal Life and reunited with his first wife, Catherine (nee Mukansky) on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 91. He is survived by wife of 16 years, Jane Ebert (nee LaCourt). Dear father of Nancy (Tim), Linda (Roger), Susan (Jim), Diane (Jeff), Laura (Scott), David. Best grandpa and great-grandpa Ray, Heather & Bret, Tim, Nancy & Tom (Catherine, Adeline), Dayle & Scott (Scarlett, Audry, Eddie), Emily & fiance Rich (Brailie), Lynda & Jeremy (David, Kevin, Nicole), Steven & Amanda (Freddie), Elizabeth, Dan & Nicole, Joe, Catherine (Ashley, Eve, Austin), Robert, Peter, Jacob & Morgan (Graham & baby), Marisa, Mitchell – Sophia, Hazel, Adaleine, Lorena.
Visitation is Saturday, April 6, from 9:30-11a.m, at St Therese Catholic Church 9525 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee. Mass of Resurrection will follow at 11a.m. at the church. Private entombment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Ray served on the USS Dorchester and the USS Long Island at the tail end of WWII. The Long Island was originally an air craft carrier but was converted as an experimental ship to bring soldiers back home.
Ray earned his Eagle rank in Boy Scouts on October 19, 1944 while in Troop 141 at Sherman Park Lutheran Church. From 1955 until 1964, Ray was employed by the Boy Scouts of America of the Milwaukee County Council. Since joining Boy Scouts at age 12 in 1939, he was a registered member for 80 years.
Memorials in Ray’s name will be appreciated: BSA, American Cancer Society, or Diabetes Association