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Anne M. (Burt) Bernklau

April 7, 1937 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Anne Bernklau Obituary

     Anne M. Bernklau, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, with her family by her side.

     Anne was born on April 7, 1937, to the late Robert and Armella (Weiss) Burt in Kenosha. She was a 1955 graduate of Pius XI High School. Anne was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, James O. Bernklau, on October 18, 1957, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Wauwatosa. They were blessed with over 61 years of marriage.

     Anne was a former parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle and Christ King, both in Wauwatosa, St. Lukes in New Berlin, and a member of  St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay. She was a member of the Christ Child Society and the Door County Hospital Auxiliary.

     She enjoyed oil painting, playing cards, swimming, and singing in the choir. Anne was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and cherished her time with all of them.

     She will be missed by her six children, Jane (Glen) Herlitz of Sturgeon Bay, Jim (Lily) Bernklau of Oconomowoc, Kate (Bill) Sherrill of Irvington, VA, Tom (Karleen) Bernklau of Sussex, Julie (Guy) Andrysick of Naples, FL, and Tim (Danette) Bernklau of Suamico; 15 grandchildren, Valerie (Jeff) Kretz, Matthew (Amber) Binney, Lane (Eric) Hagen, Breanne (JP) Hayes, Jaisa (Andrew) Riemenschneider, Ashley Bernklau, Cullen Bernklau, Gregory (Carley) Ballering, Logan (Claire) Ballering, Justin (Lindsay) Bernklau , Dylan (Fiancé Bethany) Bernklau, Dakota (Brea) Bernklau, Alyssa (Ed) Bernklau, Brady Hughes, Ben (Kathi) Andrysick, Emily (Paul), Hilary (Andrew) Hughes, Bradley Bernklau, Adam Bernklau; 15 great-grandchildren, Micah, Cooper, Layla, Huck, Moxie, Zia, Gwen, Isaac, Mara, Kallie, Kenzie, Avery, Lucy, Robert, and Jace; and two siblings, Mary Steinweber and Robert (Susan) Burt, both of Fort Meyers, FL. She is further survived by nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

     Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband James; parents, Robert and Armella (Weiss) Burt; parents-in-law, Orren and Monette Bernklau; granddaughter, Lauren Binney; and one brother-in-law, Tony Steinweber.   

     The Bernklau family would like to extend a special thank you to Bayview Senior care, formally Anna’s House, for her care over the years and the staff at Door County Medical Center.

     A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial is being planned for May 2024.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Bernklau family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Anne may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.






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