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Glen Bernath

June 28, 1924 December 11, 2011
Glen Bernath
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Glen A. Bernath, 87, of Groveland passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Pekin Hospital. He was born June 28, 1924 in Pekin to Adolph and Loma Wilson Bernath. He married Eileen Oberle October 28, 1950 and she preceded him in death September 25, 1986. He later married Margaret “Marg” Oberle December 28, 1987 and she preceded him in death December 1, 2004. He is also preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Roger Allen Bernath, and six siblings. He is survived by his sons, Richard (Delight) Bernath of Durand, Robert (Kathy Smith) Bernath of Groveland; grandchildren, Nicholas (Kimberly Lee) Bernath of Pekin, Haley (Roger) Ludolph of East Peoria, Stuart Bernath and April Bernath of Durand and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Megan, Christian, Austin and Mason . Glen worked 45 years for Corn Products and Pekin Energy, retiring in 1987. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the 509th Composite Group that flew the mission over Nagasaki that dropped the second Atomic Bomb and ended the war in 1945. He was a member of VFW and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, where a Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday December 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. Msgr. Tim Nolan will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin. A visitation will be held Tuesday December 13, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in his name.

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