Bernard A. Beauchane, age 85, of St. Cloud, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. A rosary service will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake with a visitation to follow until 10:30 a.m. Graveside Services with military honors will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Assembly Area #5. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Bernard Anthony Beauchane was born July 7, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Francis and Bernice (Moore) Beauchane. Bernie grew up in Minneapolis where he graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1952. He went on to further his education prior to his enlistment in the United States Navy. Bernie honorably served his country from 1956-1960. On May 19, 1960, he was united in marriage to Patricia Huber at St. Austin Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Bernie worked as a pattern maker during his working career for various companies such as Frishmon Pattern Making and Carlson, to name a few. Bernie also dabbled as a locksmith, lightbulb salesman, bicycle repairman, and real estate agent. Bernie was also a flight instructor and a stamp collector. Bernie was a master craftsman and loved to work with wood, whether it be in making furniture, nativity sets he gave away, or countless other treasures he created. In his spare time, Bernie could also be found fishing, duck hunting and golfing in his younger years, watching his favorite shows on television while also catching the occasional nap. Bernie’s faith was of the utmost importance to him. He prayed often and committed to pray the rosary three times a day. He also cherished time spent with family and friends.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pat of St. Cloud; daughters, Paula (Gary) Ergen of Maple Lake and Sara (Robert) Stack of Minneapolis; 3 adoring grandchildren, Dani, Gerae, and Isaiah Stack; siblings, John Beauchane of California, Jan (Donald) LeBrun of Green Bay, Therese Kelly of Champlin, Maryanne (Robert) Sobiech of Des Moines, and Thom (Pat) Dault-Beauchane of Farmington; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Bernice.
Dani Stack, Gerae Stack, Gary Ergen, Robert Stack, David Kelly, Michael Beauchane, Jim Merkl, and John Merkl will serve as pallbearers. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide music for the service.