Bernard J. De Cleene
January 14, 1950 - March 27, 2012
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Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Friday 3/30, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Saturday 3/31, 11:00 am

Bernard J. De Cleene, age 62, of Greenleaf, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. He was born in Green Bay on January 14, 1950 the son of the late Al and Milly (Kabat) De Cleene. On May 6, 1972 he married his wife of 39 years, Lynn Reedy. Bernie proudly served in the…

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Patrick Doherty left a message on April 3, 2012:
I worked at Boldt with Bernie for many years. When I needed help with a drawing revision, Bernie was always willing. He had a great attitude and a warm smile. I would like to express my sympathy to all of Bernie's family in their loss.
Julianne (DeCleene) and Chris Clarke left a message on March 30, 2012:
I will always remember Uncle Bernie as a kind, gentle man. We are sorry we can't be there with you but our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Carol Jalonen left a message on March 30, 2012:
I was at the funeral home earlier and what a line!! I think it was a real testimony to how many lives Bernie and your family touched. I'm sorry that I was unable to stay and give you my sympathies and condolances in person. But please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss and adjustment.
Don & Sherri DeCleene left a message on March 30, 2012:
We're sorry that we cannot be with you this weekend. You know that we are with you in our thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and all the tomorrows to come. We mourn with you. The loss of Bernie leaves a big hole in our hearts. His smile, his positive attitude, his beautiful voice will be sorely missed.
Ken Schulz left a message on March 30, 2012:
I was one of the instructors at NWTC in the Architectural Program. You have my sympathy in this trying exterience; specially his wife Lynn. Ben knew how the building went together when he entered the program. I enjoyed having him in class; he was more my age than the other students.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Karen Jensen left a message on March 30, 2012:
Lynn & Family, My prayers go out for you and your family. May God wrap you in His arms and give you comfort & peace. With sincere sympathy, Karen & Mike Jensen
Dan & Sarah Vercauteren left a message on March 30, 2012:
Dear De Cleene family, You have our dear condolences for your loss. Bernie was a very nice and joy man. Will always remember him singing at church in the choir with my mother, Marjorie Fritsch. Cherish all those great memories. May God be with you every day. God bless.
Jack Salentine left a message on March 30, 2012:
Dear Lynn and Family, I was very saddened to hear about Bernie and want to express my sympathy to all of you. I'm a retired Boldt employee who knew Bernie for many years. He was a very good person with a ready smile and kind word. I never heard him say a cross word about anyone. It was a privilege to have known Bernie. Sincerely, Jack Salentine
Brian and Jodi DeCleene left a message on March 30, 2012:
When you see your extended family infrequently, the whirlwind of relatives can leave a kid unsettled. One visit, after Uncle Bernie had just completed his military service, he gave me an MRE from his Army trunk. It was cool how the tiny cans of peanut butter, peaches, and other generally inedible foods that we feed our soldiers fit together into a small kit. That summer and fall, I showed my buddies how efficiently everything packed together and bragged that it was real Army stuff. That was Uncle Bernie: he made it feel like we just fit together. His easy smile and casual attitude made it easy to connect no matter how much time had passed between visits. Uncle Bernie provided a calm moment. I have long since lost the MRE and was only brave enough to try a couple of the items. But next time I eat a peanut butter sandwich, I’ll be thinking of you. Love, your nephew, Brian.
Jim Zegers left a message on March 29, 2012:
The APHS Class of 1968--Squire Nation--mourns the loss of our beloved classmate.
Michael Kobriger left a message on March 29, 2012:
I never meet Bernie personally but realize he was a person whoever he surrounded himself around brought happiness and trust.I know this because of his son- in- law Troy .I hope his love and memories live with his family and friends. Sincerely,Mike
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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