Wednesday, October 17, 2012



AGE: 83

ADDRESS: W777 County Road M, Rib Lake, WI Town of Greenwood Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:15 A.M. Tuesday, October 16 at the Medford Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 months, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 22 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

VISITATION: 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday October 21 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Monday, October 22 at the church.

BURIAL: St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County, Wisconsin

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 16, 1929 in Interwald, Wisconsin

EDUCATION: Attended Green Grove Grade School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 25, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Chester
Brahmer and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school she moved to Minnesota and worked at a bakery for a few years. She then moved back to the Interwald area. Chet and Bernie were then married and owned and operated Chet and Bernie’s Tavern for 55 years until her retirement in November 2008. She also worked for various businesses in the Medford area. Bernie enjoyed playing softball, fishing and ice fishing, bowling, camping, snowmobiling, spending time at the lake, playing and listening to music, cribbage, playing cards, spending time with her family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Whittlesey.
PAST MEMBER OF: The Little Bohemia Women’s Bowling League, bowling for Chet and Bernie’s Bar, Played Women’s Softball for Chet and Bernie’s Bar, The Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club and the Taylor County Tavern League.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Chester “Chet” Brahmer of Rib Lake for 66 years

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons: Duane “Butch” (Beverly) Brahmer and Gerald (LaNah) Brahmer both of Medford and Gregory (Lorraine) Brahmer of Rib Lake
Daughter: Brenda (Robert “Butch”) Schreiner of Athens

9 GRANDCHILDREN: Renea (Monty) Henke, Todd (Katie) Brahmer, Mindy (Corey Penney) Brahmer, Melanie (Anthony) Annala, Michael (Amanda) Brahmer, Kurt Brahmer, Derek Brahmer, Nicole Schreiner and Ashley Schreiner


BROTHERS & SISTERS: Joseph (Marcella) Scheithauer of Medford, Ken (Gerri) Scheithauer of Medford, Herbert (Ruth) Scheithauer of Rib Lake, Allen (Linda) Scheithauer of Rib Lake and Dennis (Kathy) Scheithauer of Rib Lake, Vera Hoffman of Sheboygan, Alice (James) Smola of Rib Lake, Durana Asleson of Milwaukee and Barbara Steinman of Fond du Lac
Sisters-In-Law: Laverne Scheithauer and Delores Scheithauer both of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS: Marvin and Robert “Bob” Scheithauer
Sister-In-Law: Beth Scheithauer and Brother-In-Law: Lavern Hoffman

DECEASED FATHER: Joseph E. Scheithauer

DECEASED MOTHER: Marcella Scheithauer (Maiden Name: Jarchow)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Renea Henke, Mindy Brahmer, Melanie Annala & Nicole Schreiner
Active: Ashley Schreiner, Todd, Michael, Kurt, Derek Brahmer and Tyler Henke

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bernie’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Rib Lake and Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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