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Bernard L. Courchaine
A visitation for Bernard L. Courchaine, sr., 61, of Howard, was held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Howard-Suamico location on Friday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m.
Visitation continued on Saturday, April 27 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Howard from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. John Bergstadt officiated and military honors followed. He passed away at a Green Bay hospital of heart complications on Tuesday, April 23.
Born in Oconto Falls on Dec. 30, 1951 to the late Wilfred and Margaret (Trudeau) Courchaine, he attended the Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air Force until his discharge.
He married Cherryl A. Newbury in Milwaukee on Feb. 23, 1974 and was employed at Dedicated Systems as Operations Manager for 20 years. A Green Bay resident for the past 35 years, he enjoyed bowling, fishing, NASCAR, softball, football, hunting, golf, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Cherryl; three children, Jamie L. Courchaine, Bernard L. (Peggy A.) Courchaine, jr. and Christopher G. (Danette S.) Courchaine; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Margaret (Bill) Pigeon, Mary (Wayne) Gressick, Jeannie (Jerry) Bryfczynski, William (Rongjiao) Courchaine, Joan (Bob) Archiquette, Joe (Donna) Courchaine, Barb (Claude) Tremblay, Ruth (Guy) Micholic, Wilfred Wink (Traci) Courchaine, Tom (Dori) Courchaine, Richard Jock (Diana) Courchaine and Teresa Nowak; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rod (Linda) Everson, Donna (Curt) Sobye, Dannette VerBruggen, Donald Newbury, Daniel Newbury, Daniel Newbury, Diane (Al) Colbo and DuWayne (Lynne) Newbury; special friends, Michael Hintz, Ron LeGros Wally Gondeck, Jerry Bigelow and Curt Spaulding and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his parents-in-law; a son, Mark A. Courchaine; brothers-in-law, Dave Newbury and Ronald VerBruggen and a nephew, David Courchaine.