Bernard “Bernie” J. Baumeister, 76, of Brighton, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his home.

Bernie was born in Racine on May 14, 1943 to Alvin and Caroline (nee Ketterhagen) Baumeister. He was raised in Kansasville. He graduated from Salem Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic and crew chief.

Bernie retired from Ameritech as a telephone repair and serviceman. He was a member of Master Gardner and was a member of with St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dover. He was also a job mentor at Shepherd’s College. He loved to garden and learn, taking several classes thru technical school. He also loved to fix and build things and could fix any type of car. Bernie loved his grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them every chance he got.

Bernie is survived by his children, Jason (Rebecca) Baumeister, Tina (Jason) Hull and Becky (Mark) Schmechel; grandchildren, Caleb, Josiah and Isaac Baumeister, Gracie and Ethan Hull, and Sami, Emily and Luke Schmechel; siblings, Rose Ann, Charlie, Barbara, Ken, Tom, John, Alan, Robert, Debra, Joe and Linda; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Catherine.

Full Military Honors will be performed on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at noon at Echo Lake Park in the Pavilion. Relatives and friends are invited to come and visit with the family on Saturday, July 25 at Echo Lake Park in the Pavilion from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A private burial was held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dover.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.