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Big Bern

July 16, 1935 November 2, 2022
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Bernard “Big Bern” L. Feifarek, 87, of Oconto, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Big Bern was born in Oconto to the late Charlie and Geraldine (Brabant) Feifarek. He graduated Oconto High School in 1953 and enlisted in the Air Force with some friends. While in the service he married Zorrie Gonzales and went on to have seven children. She preceded him in death in December of 1995. Big Bern married Ruth Baldwin on August 4, 2001 and enjoyed their time together golfing, card playing and traveling with friends. He was very active in his community, coaching boys baseball teams, boy scouts, the Elks, Knights of Columbus and Holy Trinity Church to name a few.


Big Bern is survived by his wife, Ruth Feifarek; two sons, Mike (Karen), Steven; three daughters, Michelle Cuestas, Maria (Larry) Yenter, Valerie (Steven) Becker; one daughter-in-law, Geralyn; fifteen grandchildren, Rito, Michael, Tonya, Adam, Erika, Brianna, Vincent, Vanessa, Gabrielle, Charlie, Jaclyn, Brittany, Andrew, Anna, Kate; fifteen great grandchildren; one sister, Harriet Newbury; four step-children, Tom (Peggy), Bonnie (Keith), Judy (Steve), Cindy (Keith). Big Bern was preceded in death by two sons, Dino and Chuck; five siblings, Deloris, Chuck, Elmer, Alfred and Glenn; and one step-son, Jeff.


The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Monday, November 7, 2022. Knights of Columbus services will be held at 9 AM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 AM at the church with the Rev. Francis Nusi officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.


A special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice for your care and concern.

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Visitation

Monday

7

Nov

9:00 AM 11/7/2022 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/7/2022 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

7

Nov

9:00 AM 11/7/2022 9:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Knights of Columbus service.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

7

Nov

11:00 AM 11/7/2022 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Mass of Christian burial by Rev. Francis Nusi.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

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Oconto Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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