Monday, November 24, 2008

Pegged out: Helmuth H. Berndt...

From The Oshkosh Northwestern:

Helmuth H. (Junior) Berndt, age 64, of Berlin, died peacefully on Friday morning November 21, 2008 at the Berlin Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.

He was born on April 17, 1944 in Ripon, the son of Helmuth and Edith M. (Daehn) Berndt.

He attended Ripon High School and was a graduate of Markesan High School. Helmuth served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Germany from 1962 until 1965. He married Nadia H. Volk on July 11, 1964 in Worms, Germany.

He then became employed in construction for the Colon Wallace Construction Co. of Berlin where he worked for some time. Junior also worked as a farm helper and was in Maintenance at the Berlin Foundry for 30 years, best known to all as BR549. Junior then worked at the Aladdin Cleaners of Berlin in Delivery until his health failed.

He was a member of the Berlin Lions Club, his hobbies included Bowling, Pool Leagues, tend to his garden especially his rose bushes, loved to mow his neighbors lawns, fishing, hunting, made fantastic home-made Sauer Kraut, especially liked working with wood and made many special things, loved to sing, play canasta, cribbage, and board games with family and friends. He was especially noted to pick on his family and friends in fun and he also would do anything for anybody and expect nothing in return.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Nadia, his children, Edith (Tom Guden) Helmuth of Berlin, Connie (Mark) Hardel of Montello, Veronica (Doug) Schendel of Ripon, Peter (Vicki) Deering) of Kaukauna, and Tammy (Dan) Hazel of Omro, his grandchildren, Brandon Helmuth, Ashley and Austin Guden, Nickolas (C.J. Maniscalco), Tyler Hardel, Braze, Macy and Nathan Schendel, Jerry and Chris Deering, Benjamin and Kadence Hazel, great grandchildren, Kaleb and Sean Hardel, brother, Roy (Barbara) Berndt of Green Lake, sister, Mabel Graff of Markesan, brother in law, Almond Meyer of Winneconne, also many nieces and nephews and all of his very special coffee clutch friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister in law, Eric (Marion) Berndt, sister, Fern Meyer, sisters and brothers in law, Eunice (Durwood) Grams, Helen (Vernon) Podoll and brother in law, Marvin Graff.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of downtown Berlin with the Pastor Peter Quello officiating.

Following the services a fellowship and luncheon with the family will be held in the Funeral Home Family Center and all are invited.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Doctor Lambert and Wong of the Regional Clinic of Fond du Lac, Juliette Manor Nursing Home of Berlin, the Intensive Care Unit of the Berlin Memorial Hospital and also Dr. Todd Bradshaw for all of the special care and kindness given to him and his family throughout his illness.

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