Alden Grant "Bernie" Bernhard

Alden Grant "Bernie" Bernhard

Bernie was born on August 18, 1929, in Balfour, North Dakota. He served in the Korean War. On March 19, 1955, he married his sweetheart, Janice, who preceded him in death in 1998. They had three daughters, his "little buddies," Serena Frank (Roger Frank), Carmen Bernhard (Michael Knoll), and Meleney Bernhard (Ken Bernhard). Meleney gave them one grandson, Zane Grant Bernhard. Bernie worked at Boeing for 35 years. After he and Janice retired they lived on Mason Lake for many years. As Bernie's health declined, he moved into Kent so his daughters could take better care of him. He passed peacefully on August 8, 2013. Bernie's kind heart will be missed by all, especially by his three daughters. There will be no service.

Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 18, 2013