Bernard “Bernie” Francis Misch, of Liberty Twp., died Wednesday, March 12,
2008 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. He was 84.
He was born Aug. 16, 1923 in Hammond, the son of Valentine and Wanda (Zitz)
Misch (Musielak), both of whom preceded him.
On Sept. 19, 1953 in Valparaiso, he married Elizabeth Louise DeNicola, who
Also surviving are six sons, Daniel (Nanette) of Fla., Donald (Birda), of
Calif., Douglas (Lisa), Dennis (Carol) and David (Carol Jane) all of
Valparaiso and Dale of Portage; 10 grandchildren, Thomas, Melinda, Nicholas,
Alexandria, Daniel, Jack, Mary Kate and Hannah Misch and Matthew Arndt and
Zachary Hartinger; brothers, Robert of Ill., Edward (Mary) of Mass.; sister,
Mrs. Francis (Marion) Sheppard; in-laws, Eugene Dymek of Wis., Mary Ann
Anderson and Mrs. Gus (Edith) Graziano, both of Ill.; Dena Yuriga of Gary and
Anthony (Judy) of Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Florence Dymek.
Bernard retired from NCR (National Cash Register Co.) after 42 years of
service. He was in the US Navy during WWII, serving on the USS Cadmus, when
it was commissioned. He was a member of the American Legion Post #777 in
Indianapolis. He helped organize the Liberty Twp. Volunteer Fire Department
and was a past charter member. He was a volunteer coach for Liberty
Township’s children’s baseball league.
A Mass of Christian Burial, Rev. Joseph Pawlowski and Msgr. John J.
Charlebois concelebrating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17 at St. Paul
Catholic Church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, March 16 with Wake Service at 3 p.m.
at Bartholomew Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Building Fund, St. Agnes Center,
1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46385 or the VNA Hospice Center, 501
Marquette St. Valparaiso, IN 46383.
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