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Mr. Bernard B. Barczak

June 30, 1925 — January 11, 2019

Barczak, Bernard B. formerly of Bay View, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the age of 93 with his devoted family at his side. Bernard was born in Milwaukee on June 30, 1925 to Joseph and Tekla (nee Frankowiak) Barczak. As a young man, Bernard resided in Milwaukee where he graduated from Milwaukee Boy's Technical High School. After high school he went on to serve his country as a member of the Army Red Ball Express, stationed in France during the height of WWII. Following his honorable service in the war, Bernard returned to Milwaukee where he and Violanda LaPorta were married on July 12, 1947, at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Bernard served as a city of Milwaukee police officer for more than 32 years, having spent time at districts 1, 6 and 3, and as a member of the MPD Tactical Squad in the late 1960s. He was a dedicated husband and father who felt blessed when spending time with his family, especially outdoors and in the north woods. His greatest enjoyment, however, came from assisting Santa on Christmas Eve.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 71 years,Violanda; children: Barbara (the late Richard) DesRault, Robert (the late Ellen) Barczak, and Judith (Dennis) Karweik; grandchildren: William (Marie Day) Barczak, Jennifer Karweik, Michael (Staci) DesRault, Jeanna (Christopher) Mingus, and Andrew (fiancee, Kristine Valerio) DesRault; great-grandchildren: Marques Barczak; Kaitlyn, Kyleigh, and C.J. Mingus; Christina DesRault and Bryson DesRault; sister, Lillian Dukiel; sisters and brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Isabel and Florence; brothers, Raymond and Clarence; daughter-in-law Ellen, and son-in-law Richard.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 W. Capitol Drive in Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., followed by a Christian funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with internment immediately following.

The family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Oakridge Care Center, Union Grove, WI., and Seasons Hospice for their gentle, compassionate care of Bernard during the past year.
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Visitation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery

, Brookfield, WI

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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, Brookfield, WI

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Committal Services and Burial

Saturday, January 19, 2019

3:30 - 3:45 pm (Central time)

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, Brookfield, WI

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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, Brookfield, WI

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