Bernard Vossekuil

Date of Death: Nov 28, 2020
Bernard Vossekuil

1924 - 2020

Bernard Vossekuil, 96, of Beaver Dam, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Prairie Ridge in Beaver Dam where he resided.

Bernard was born May 21, 1924 in Brandon, WI the son of James and Anna Redeker Vossekuil. On October 25, 1945 he married Erna Vande Slunt at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon. Following their marriage the couple started dairy farming in the town of Chester. They retired from farming in 1987, and then he worked at Waupun Feed and Seed in Brandon for 20 years. He was a member of Grace United Reformed Church in Waupun, and prior to that served as an elder and deacon for a total of 20 years at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. Bernard served on the Waupun Christian School Board for several years, board of directors of Flyway Mutual Insurance in Waupun, and served on the building committee at Grace United Reformed Church.

Bernard is survived by his three daughters: Barbara (Berwyn) Westra of Beaver Dam, Elayne (Wilbur) Van Buren of Waupun, and Kathleen (Randall) Smedema of Cambria; his son, Jeffrey (Diane) Vossekuil of Muscoda; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife, Erna on September 19, 2018; two sisters: Orlene Smits and Ardis Vosskuil; and his brothers, Henry Vossekuil and Lloyd Vossekuil.

Private Services

Private family services will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Paul Freswick officiating.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to thank Prairie Ridge Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care given to Bernard.



  1. Duaine & Deb Peterson Says: December 1, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Sending sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

  2. Jim and Ruth Buteyn Says: December 2, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Our sympathy to all of Bernards family and May the peace and comfort of our Lord be on you all for his life well lived !

  3. Mary & Jim Southard Says: December 5, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Our sincere condolences to your family. Bernie and Erna lived next door to Jim’s mom for a long time. Bernie was also a friend of my dad’s. I enjoyed talking to Bernie when he was at Prairie Ridge Waupun.

  4. Kyle & Karen Heuver Says: December 7, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Our sympathies to Bernie’s family. Bernie and Erna were the perfect neighbors for many years and we enjoyed our years with them. What a legacy of faith and family they leave behind!

  5. sue mallon Says: January 7, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Bernie I so loved this man and his wife Erna. May god rest his soul. Hugs Elayne.

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