Richard Allen Bernhardt, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2013 at his residence in Peoria, Arizona. Richard was born August 14, 1963 to Harold and Gladys Bernhardt in Sheboygan. Richard attended St. Paul’s Lutheran school and Sheboygan Lutheran High school. He was united in marriage with Marianne Nelson in Phoenix Arizona on March 10, 2001.
In addition to his wife Marianne, Richard is also survived by one son, John Curtis (Ashley) Bernhardt of Buckeye, Arizona, two daughters; Talia Nelson of Peoria, Arizona and Christi Helling of Wisconsin. Richard is also survived by two sisters; Betty Ninmer of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Joanne Raatz of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Two brothers; Harold (Nancy) Bernhardt of Howards Grove, Wisconsin, Daniel (Karen) Bernhardt of Sheboygan and numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; Harold and Gladys Bernhardt, one brother, David Bernhardt, and one brother-in-law, Robert Raatz. Richard was a proud, caring and generous husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He always put others needs ahead of his own, and will be greatly missed in this world. I was once told that life is like a rose garden. God seems to pick the best ones. Today this is true. In accordance with his family’s wishes, his cremation will be followed by a Memorial Service of Remembrance that will be held at 6:30pm, Thursday, February 21st at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Wishes of condolences can be sent to The Bernhardt Family 6944 W. Beryl, Peoria, Arizona 85345. In lieu of flowers a Memorial fund has been established by his family.
Marianne and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. It breaks my heart to think of the agony that you must be going through. While there are no words that can take away your anguish, my family will be praying for your family during the next few days and weeks for peace and understanding. May God bless you and watch over you and ease your suffering.
Adam Angst and Family
Ellen and Bruce Kupferschmidt
Dear Marianne, Talia and John,
We are very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful husband, Dad and friend that will be missed so much.
May you all find peace and comfort within.
Ellen and Bruce
Marianne and Family,
My wife and I are very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your husband Richard. Please be strong and accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Angelo and Barbara Calderone
I am so sorry for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers, as well as your memories give you comfort to help you endure the days ahead. The Bible also offers comfort. “For God is near to those broken at heart. “ Ps 34:17,18. Our Creator promises that there will soon be a time when “death will be no more.” Revelation 21:4. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org