Bernard Schmalen

December 4, 1930 - January 22, 2017
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Bernard P. Schmalen, 86, of Belvidere IL, passed away Sunday, January 22,2017 with his loving family at his side. Bernard was born December 4, 1930 in Charles City, IA, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Nellis) Schmalen. He married Maxine Della Ries on May 22, 1951 in Charles City, Iowa. Bernie drove a gas truck for R.J. Daniels Fuel and Tire for over 25 years. Bernie was a member of the VFW and a past member of the Eagles Club. He adored spending time with his family; and hunting and fishing when he could. Bernie loved cheering on the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.

Bernard is loved and will be missed by his children, Joseph (Debra) Schmalen, Gail (Kurt) Bryan, Daniel (Karen) Schmalen, Teresa (John) Stumpf, Catherine (Jimmy) Grimes; grandchildren, Aimee (Nathan) Hansen, Ryan (Susan) Schmalen, Brent (Breanna) Bryan, Brandon Bryan, Brittney Peters, Jordan and Jacey Schmalen, Brianna Grimes, Shianna (Brandon) Keegan, Coty Stumpf, Jen (Leon) Parker and Andy (Sarah) Vineyard; and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

Bernard is predeceased by his wife, Maxine, parents and grandson Nicholas Peters, brother, Tony Schmalen; and sisters, Kay Hartogh and Teresa Dobbs.

 

Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Patrick Anderson, Celebrant officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Saint James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 11:30 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Patrick Anderson, Celebrant officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saint James Cemetery

Address:

West Lincoln and North Appleton Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial will be in Saint James Cemetery


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date


 

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Born: December 4, 1930
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Jodi Boardman posted on 1/23/17

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, I'm very sorry for your loss.

 

Kathy Mechler posted on 1/23/17

Dear Joe and Deb - So very sorry to read this. Have fond memories of growing up with the family. Keep your memories close until you meet again. With Deepest Sympathy - Kathy Mechler

 

Dan & Cathy Flynn posted on 1/24/17

So sorry for the Schmalen families loss. Thinking of you during this time.

 

The Daniels family posted on 1/24/17

Bernie was a great guy always a smile on his face and willing to help. He has a special place in our hearts for all the help through out all the years and for the kind man he was. He will be missed and we are so very sorry for this huge loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Bill Ries posted on 1/24/17

I remember Uncle Bernie mostly for being my Dad's friend and fishing companion. I always found him to be good natured, and I remember his easy laugh. His passing creates a loss that is deeply felt. Godspeed Uncle Bernie

 

Penny posted on 1/25/17

So sorry for your loss... Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

 

Aimee Hansen posted on 1/25/17

I remember many, many lunchtimes spent with my dad and Grandpa. We would drive over to their house on Ogden and meet Grandpa when he drove his Daniels truck home to have lunch. I loved climbing into the truck to see how tall I felt in it and also eating and visiting with Grandpa. They always had my favorites there to eat...usually peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

 

David Wilson posted on 1/26/17

I will always remember the fun we all had, growing up together as youngsters, and how Bernie was always willing to put up with the young'ns. He would always give a smile, and a boisterous laugh. He was one of the kindest people I've ever known. Our condolences go out, to you all.

 

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