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Bernard Gabriel Sis

Monday, February 17, 2003

ATWOOD -- Bernard Gabriel Sis, 74, of Atwood, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2003) at his home following a short battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 24, 1929, to Joseph and Anastasia "Daisy" (Sabatka) Sis at his home. He attended country school at Prairie View through the eighth grade.

He served as sergeant in the U.S. Army from March 1951 to March 1953. While serving in the Korean Conflict he was an honorary bodyguard for his brother, Albert, who was killed in the conflict. He later returned to Korea to finish his tour of duty.

On Nov. 21, 1959, he was married to Delpha Marie Brown in Atwood. He farmed with his brother, Vincent.

He was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church, Catholic Workman No. 74 for 60 years, the VFW No. 9155 of Stratton, the American Legion Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood and he was a past commander of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Treasea; a brother, Albert and a sister, Beatrice.

Survivors include his wife, Delpha of Atwood; two sons, Jarett and wife, Rose Marie of Atwood, and Jeremy and wife, Anna of Atwood; two brothers, Vincent and wife, Melissa of Stratton and Joe and wife, Theresa of Lincoln; one sister, Josephine Horinek of Atwood; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in rural Atwood with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in rural Atwood.

A parish vigil and Catholic Workman rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home chapel.

Visitation will be today, 1-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.