Dec. 11, 1935-Oct. 12, 2013
REDWOOD FALLS – Services for Wally “Walfred Ray” Bernhardson, 77, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Shelly, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Victory Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at GAR Legion Cemetery in Eagle Bend. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or Christ Victory Lutheran Building Fund in lieu of flowers. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
He died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Seasons Hospice House.
He was born Dec. 11, 1935, in Comstock, to Elvin and Florence (Thompson) Bernhardson. He was a member of the North Dakota Air National Guard in the late 1950s.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Redwood Falls; her son, Jared Taber of Litchfield; children, Tim of Stockton, Calif., Pam Neil of Tucson, Ariz., Julie Meyer of Wahpeton, N.D., Brenda Hermanson of Brighton, Colo., Fred of Horace, N.D., Lea Krabbenhoft of Fargo, N.D., and Mike Bernhardson of Redwood Falls; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Betty Leiseth, Lucielle Schumann, Lois Bernhardson, Pauline Swanson, Eddie Bernhardson, Helen Kassenborg and Chuck Bernhardson.