Jezercak, Bernard "Bernie" A. August 20, 1915 July 11 2013 Bernard "Bernie" A. Jezercak, 97, died peacefully at home on July 11, 2013. He was a child of the depression, a WW II soldier who earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and unit citations. He was with the first Army troops who reinforced Marines on Guadalcanal. He also served with a special unit called Merrill's Marauders. He came home and was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He took personal care of Bea, his wife of 65 years, who suffered from Alzheimer's until her death. He took care of his kids and was always there when they needed him. He was known to share food and wine and an occasional beer with his family and friends. He enjoyed his friends and times at the Carrollton Senior Center and American Legion Post #597. Bernie is survived by his son Bernie (Peg), daughter Irene (Chris), grandchildren Bernie (Carmen), Kathleen (Dean), Christian and Marc along with his great grandson, Bernie. His viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at Metrocrest Funeral Home, 1810 North Perry Road, Carrollton from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dallas VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service (135), 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216 marked for Fisher House or Patient Comfort Items.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 16, 2013