Bernard C. Bieker, 92, Washington, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Washington.
Bernie, son of the late John Bieker and wife Mathilda, nee Tiemann, was born July 6, 1921, in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia Grade School. He was united in marriage to Mildred Meyer Aug. 23, 1947, at St. John's-Gildehaus Church, Villa Ridge. After her passing, Bernie married Elfrieda Oberhaus in 1997. Bernie served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Army in World War II
, where he was a member of Merrill's Marauders. He was employed by the city of Washington in the water department. Bernie was a member of the Knights of Columbus, WCU, V.F.W
. Post 2661 and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Bernie is survived by three daughters, Wanda Weirich and husband Kerry, Bernice Hilke and husband Edward, all of Washington, and Noreen Friedel and husband Robert O., Beaufort; three sons, Dale Bieker and wife Mary, Mitchell Bieker and wife Marcia, all of Washington, and Glennon Bieker and wife Judy, Marthasville; three stepdaughters, Rose Brinker and husband Jack, Mary Overschmidt and husband Dan, and Annette Meyer, all of Washington; nine grandchildren, John Weirich, Robert B. Friedel, Jacob Friedel, Zachary Bieker, Joshua Bieker, Nathan Bieker, Jill Maurice, Jessica Richardson and Lacey Bieker; three great-grandchildren, Hugh Weirich, Stephen Weirich and Rylee Bieker; step grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Bieker; second wife, Elfrieda Bieker; two sons, Kenneth Bieker and John Bieker; one grandson, Matthew Hilke; and four sisters, Lucille Brune, Rosalie Schroepfer, Mathilda Mueller and Marie Koch.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, March 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Washington, with the Rev. Mike Boehm officiating.
Interment was in St. Francis Borgia Cemetery, Washington. Memorials may be given to the Franklin County Honor Flight or Our Lady of Lourdes Building Fund.
The Bieker family was served by Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home, Washington.