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Bernard Francis Tlachac
Bernard Bernie Francis Tlachac, 82, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Mesothelioma.
Born in Algoma, Oct. 4, 1931, the son of the late John and Ella (Andre) Tlachac, he married the former Delores Ploor, June 20, 1959, at Saints Peter and Paul Church in the Town of Institute.
He spent most of his life in the construction business, working at Algoma Plywood, Joseph Zettle Construction in Sturgeon Bay and DeCoster Construction in Green Bay until he retired in 1995. A member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Green Bay, he served on the Financial and Building & Grounds Boards and Parish Council. A member of the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Knights, he enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, surfing the web, cribbage, and watching the Green Bay Packers. He especially enjoyed family gatherings and always had a twinkle in his eye when his grandchildren would visit.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Delores; three children and their spouses, Julianne (Todd) Elsner, of Crivitz, Steven Tlachac, of Green Bay and Kevin (Lisa) Tlachac, of Luxemburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Adrian (Millie) Tlachac of Carson City, Nv., Donald (Dorothy) Tlachac and Giles (Nancy) Tlachac, both of Sturgeon Bay; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Pat) Ploor, of Sturgeon Bay and many other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his godchildren, Michael and Peter Tlachac.
Visitation was held at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, on Sunday, Oct 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus service at 6:45 p.m. and a wake service followed. Visitation continued on Monday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Tony Cirignani, OFM officiated and Deacon Mike Vincent concelebrated with entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with donations being made to the American Cancer Society and Heartland Hospice.