THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Allen P. Bernhardt
Issue Date: February 20, 2020
Allen P. Bernhardt, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
A lifelong Wisconsin resident, he grew up and worked in Milwaukee and later raised his family in northern Wisconsin along with a pitstop in Florida during the golden years. He had a long career in law enforcement starting in the United States Naval Reserves during the Korean War, followed by service with the Milwaukee Police Department and later as Chief of Police in Bayside.
After retirement, he kept busy selling real estate, training volunteer firemen and was security at The Villages Community. He loved sports and the outdoors, played semi-pro baseball in Milwaukee as a youth, hunting in the Rhinelander woods, boating in Marinette, where he also coached his boys in baseball and also liked golfing while living in Florida, but his favorite was playing his trumpet. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Roberta "Bobbi" (Linke); a daughter, Laura (Arlester) Newman; three sons, Brad (Susan), Todd (Ronda) and Michael (Heidi); a sister-in-law Barbara Linke; a niece, Lynn Neiderfeld Morgan and eight grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Peter and Cecelia (Tump) Bernhardt, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Neiderfeld.
A Celebration of Life casual gathering to celebrate his life and enjoy time with family and friends will be held at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. In lieu flowers, monetary donations can be made to the family towards his favorite cause.