Obit: Staab, Bernard (1916 - 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Staab, Will, Berg, Peissig, Metz, Wechorek, Hermanson

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Mon, Dec 27, 2004

Staab, Bernard (30 Nov. 1916 - 26 Dec. 2004) DORCHESTER - Bernard Staab, 88, of Dorchester died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Memorial Health Center, Medford. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester, with a combined Knights of Columbus and parish rosary at 7:30 p.m.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tue, Dec 28, 2004

Bernard Staab

DORCHESTER - Bernard Staab, 88, Dorchester, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Memorial Health Center, Medford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dorchester. The Rev. James Schaefer will officiate.

Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Will, Matt Berg, Michael Staab, Ethan Staab, Brad Bahr and Andy Peissig. Military rites will be provided by Dorchester American Legion Post No. 517.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester. There will be a Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary at 4 p.m. and a combined Knights of Columbus and parish rosary at 7:30 p.m., both today at the funeral home.

Bernard was born Nov. 30, 1916, in the town of Mayville, Clark County, in rural Dorchester to John and Margareta (Metz) Staab. He attended Hill Top School and St. Louis Catholic School.

He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and spent a couple of years in Iowa. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bernard enlisted in the Navy, serving in the U.S. Naval 16th Construction Battalion, during World War II.

Bernard and Irene Wechorek were married June 29, 1949, in Marshfield and moved to the new home they had built in Dorchester.

Bernard had owned and operated Staab Manufacturing in Dorchester since 1947. It is now operated by his son John. He was a cabinet maker by trade and crafted many beautiful wood items.

Bernard was very active in the Dorchester American Legion. He also was instrumental in having the USS Dorchester Memorial established in the Dorchester Park. He was an active member of St. Louis Parish his entire life and an active member of the Colby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2227. He enjoyed playing cards, researching family tree history and spending time with his family. He moved to Country Gardens, Medford, in December 2003.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Irene of Medford; his children, Karleen Berg of Neenah and her children, Matthew and Kristine Berg, Mary Ann (Gary) Will of Colby and their children, Denise (Andy) Peissig, Joan, Kevin and Roxann Will and one great-granddaughter Autumn Peissig, John (Carol) Staab of Dorchester and their children, Michael and Ethan Staab, and Jane (Richard) Bahr of Neenah and their children Brad and Devinne Bahr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward and Leonard Staab; one sister, Mary Hermanson; and a son-in-law, Thomas Berg.

 

 


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