William Bernard Sr.

September 3, 1926September 30, 2013

William Bernard Sr DEXTER, MI – William Bernard Sr, age, 87, of Dexter, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 at Arbor Hospice with his loving family by his side. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Wendell and Blanch Bernard. He was a devoted Teamster for over 60 years, was a member of Local Union 164 and continued to serve as the Union Chairman at Michigan Conference of Teamsters Welfare Fund. He was also an Army Veteran of World War II and Korean War. He was proceeded in death by Beverly (Ehnis) Bernard. The couple were married on December 7, 1957 and were married for 53 years before Beverly passed away on October 20, 2010. William loved the outdoors, traveling, going to auctions, and spending time with his loved loves. His hobbies included reading the newspaper, cutting grass, and collecting many things. William is survived by his two sons, William Jr (Brenda) Bernard and John Bernard; grandchildren Aaron (Meghan) Bernard, Eric Bernard, Alise Bernard, and Ashley Bernard; his beloved dog Wylie Bernard and many friends. The family will receive friends and family, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m followed by the memorial service at noon at Dexter United Methodist Church located at 1643 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130. Memorial contributions to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America-Great Lakes Chapter would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2013

William Bernard Sr.

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Deborah Williamson

November 6, 2013

Bernard family, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, We loved him and Bev so much, best neighbors We've ever had! Take care of dear Wylie, great dog and companion.
Debbie and Alex Williamson


October 16, 2013

I just found out about Bill passing away :( He will be missed. He had and great since of humor. I work in the lab at Domino Farm and he would meet up with the other guys and go to the gym he was like part of the family and DF. We lost Bill and John a week a part. I wonder if they are up in heaven working out ?

Doug and Elaine Frye

October 10, 2013

At this time of loss may you know His compassion, His grace and His love. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. To a GREAT man who fought hard for the working man! His hard work has affected so many lives in a fair and descent fashion. What an awesome Labor Leader!

With Sympathy,

Pam (Edens) Mackinder

October 7, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

October 6, 2013

Bill was always in a good humor and talked with everyone at Dominos Farm's gym. We are sorry to hear that he has passed away. He was a very nice man and had a great sense of humor. You have my condolences. Claudia Damian

Arlene Honbaum

October 5, 2013

Sympathy is expressed to the family of Bill & Beverly from the DHS class of 1956,they aways attended our class reunions. We had lots of fun together over the years and will continue to miss their presence.

Kirk Welch

October 5, 2013

Bill and John , your Dad and Mom was a big part of my early
years, your Dad had all the toys and the smile we all enjoyed.
He was always willing to help work on snowmobiles and mini bikes.
I have wonderful memories of the times we shared with your Dad.
He will be dearly missed

Joyce Hession & family

October 4, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers are with you husband worked with Bill Associated Truck Lines!what a wonderful man.

Scott Coons

October 4, 2013

So sorry for your loss..Bill was a GREAT man..

Tommy,Marti,Wyatt and Morgan Mathews

October 4, 2013

Bill, John and families, Your Father/Grandpa was a wonderful man who helped many people through the labor movement, too many to count. He will be truly missed, especially the joking around "and that there" and other Billisms. We love you Bill, the world is a poorer place with your absence but Heaven is rich with your presence.