Robert Frederick Bernhardt

March 6, 1937February 16, 2021

Robert Frederick Bernhardt, 83, passed away 4:40 AM February 16th, 2021 at home. Robert was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois.

Robert loved his family dearly. He enjoyed the outdoors, including visiting nearly every state park in the Southern Illinois, and Missouri area with his family. Whether camping or just driving through, he enjoyed the beauty of nature, and had a kind heart to animals. Above most were birds and through the years Robert cared for many.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Guy and Harriet Larose (nee Cruikshank) Bernhardt. Surviving, his loving wife, Gloria (nee Compton) Bernhardt; son, Joe (Robbin) Bernhardt; daughters, Amanda (John) Willenborg, Laura (Kevin) Phillips; grand-children, Jason, Jennifer, Jessica, Krystal; and seven great-grand-children.

Memorial donations may be made to: Inside Out Thrift Store Ministry

Memorial gathering will be held on February 20th, 2021 11am to 3pm with a prayer to conclude at Lake View Funeral Home 5000 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


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Jeanette Carr

February 20, 2021

To Freddy's Family,

My heart is breaking for you, and I am praying God’s presence and peace as he surrounds you with love.

Jeanette Carr

Rose DuVall

February 19, 2021

Dear Gloria, Laura, Joe, Amanda, Ramona. and Peggy
My condolences. I always enjoyed my time with Freddy. His mannerisms and sense of humor were so much like my dad, he always felt like home.

Patricia Tauchert

February 18, 2021

Gloria and Laura,
I'm really sorry for your loss. Hard to imagine a Cruikshank gathering without Freddie!

Love you,