Gary L. Bernhardt

Born: Thu., Mar. 6, 1941
Died: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Location: Elm Lawn Cemetery


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Location: Litchfield Moose Lodge


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Gary Bernhardt, 76 , of Litchfield, IL, passed away Monday morning, August 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Gary was born on March 6, 1941 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL, a son of the late Lydle & Esther (Kuethe) Bernhardt.

He married the former Janet Oller on July 24, 1965 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, IL.

Gary was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, graduating with the class of 1958.

Gary was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was a truck driver for Schmidt Trucking, Buske, and Wolf all in Litchfield before retiring in 2011.

Mr. Bernhardt was a member of the ST. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL and a member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge.

Gary enjoyed working and spending time with his family. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, cheering them on through the good and bad days. He enjoyed cattle and was a Jack of all Trades.

Along with his wife, Janet, he is survived by his children, Rod (Becky) Bernhardt of Carlinville, Jeff (Tisha) Bernhardt of Litchfield, & Jamie (Doug) Neverdowski of Gillespie; 8 grandchildren; brothers, Dale (Carol) of Livingston, Armin Bernhardt of Woodriver; sisters, Virginia Singleton of Moro, IL, Mary Ann (Jack) Brandon of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Ronnie Bernhardt.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. Rev. Dale Skeesick, minister of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL, will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be held following the graveside services at the Litchfield Moose Lodge from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Litchfield Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To view the online obituary and leave condolences, please visit litchfieldffs.com

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JIM ZUBER JR.
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Hal Simpson
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Janet and extended families, may God's peace continue to comfort and surround you with strength, hope and love. You all remain in our thoughts and prayers 🙏

Jack Jr
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Keeping everyone in my prayers.

Lora
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of the times you shared bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult of times. We can look forward to the time when God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever, found at Isaiah 25:8. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Carolyn Boente
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

Barbara Matthew
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Janet and family,
thinking of all of you and praying for god's comfort,Gary is free of pain and at rest,he fought a long time.as all of you did.Janet i will keep you in my prayers.
Hugs to all.

Glenda Kasey
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Bernhardt family. Gary will be missed by all who knew him.

DeeDee Seabaugh
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Barb Ferrari Shoop
   Posted Tue August 15, 2017
Sending prayers and blessings to you and your family, Janet, during this time of overwhelming loss. Love you, dear friend!!

Brad & Kris (Morgan) Schnitker
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Sending our thoughts and prayers

Stephanie Neverdowski
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Ron Strohbeck
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Condolences to Rod and Becky & family.

LINDA WEBB
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Janet and family you have my deepest sympathy. i will miss shorttrain. him and ronnie will be up there driving trucks. i am sorry i won't be able to attend his visitation i will be in Memphis love you

Rob & Ramona Odorizzi
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

Terri (Oller) Zwilling
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Denny & Roberta Roberts
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
We have truly lost a dear and trusted friend. Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jan Vega
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Jan and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Gary. He was such a good man.
I just found out of his passing. I have your family in my prayers and he will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed working with him and visiting with him.

Todd & Mary Stewart
   Posted Mon August 21, 2017
Rod and Becky,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Rod's dad. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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