Bernard “Bernie” A. Sie, 86, of Lake Como, Wis., passed away to eternal life at Holton Manor, in Elkhorn, on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Bernie was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Mondovi, Wis., to the late Thomas and Ella (Gunderson) Sie. He married Barbara E. Durik on Sept. 19, 1981, in Lake Geneva, at the Chapel on The Hill Community Church. Bernie was a 50-year member of the Operating Engineers #139 and retired as a crane operator. He loved to spend time outdoors, golfing, hunting and fishing. Bernie also loved to play his accordion and dance the polka with his family.
Bernie was the loving husband of Barbara and the loving father to Brenda Frees, Bonita Westlie, Beverly (Alan) Swanson, Bruce (Julie) Sie, Brian (Lisa) Sie and Blake (Rick) Sie; stepfather of Dawn (Keith) Derbque, Glenn Weyrauch, Brian (Eileen) Weyrauch and Allen (Sharon) Weyrauch. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roger, Milo, Orlin and Arnold; sisters, Hilma, Clarina and Eleanor; son-in-law, Ronald Westlie.
A visitation was held at the Como Community Church, W 3901 Palmer Road, Lake Geneva, on Monday, June 3, followed by a burial at Roselawn Cemetery, in Lake Geneva.
A continued celebration of Bernie’s life is to be held in Mondovi at a later date this summer. Please see the funeral home website or the future newspaper edition for the date and time. Online condolences can be made at www.slfhlg.net. Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lake Geneva is proudly serving the family.