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Bernard Heath

Bernard Heath

1926 - 2022

Bernard Charles Heath age 96 passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on October 13, 2022.

He was born to Charles Edward and Beatrice Irene (Peters) Heath in his grandma Heath’s birthing room in Gladwin on April 19, 1926.

Bernard graduated from Hillman High School in 1944 then enlisted in the Army and served with Battery B, 477 Field Artillery Battalion. In 1950 he married Barbara Lois Dehring in Rogers City. They were married for 70 years. Bernard was a member of St. Ignatius Church and the 4 th Degree Knights of Columbus. Bernard was manager of the Calcite Credit Union from the early 1960’s until he retired. Under his management the Credit Union in the early years was located in his basement on Brege Dr., then moved to Third Street in 1968 to the Foley Building and then to its present-day location. Bernard was a father, grandfather and great grandfather, in his retirement he loved to golf and collect stamps.

He is survived by his children, Katy Owen of Visalia, California, Mary Visner of Phoenix, Arizona and Dona Modrzynski of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Allie, Josh, Kristy, Jill, Ray, Becky and Sarah; Six Great-Grandchildren, Moria, Oscar, Luke, Arya, Owen and Callen; his sister, Ruth (Robert) Lake of Charlotte; numerous nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Betty Dehring of Rogers City.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Lynn (William) Modrzynski; his brother; and a brother-in-law, Peter Dehring.

Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Church on Saturday, July 8th from 9 a.m. through time of his Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Charles Donajkowski officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery where the Rogers City VFW Post 607 will offer a military tribute.

A luncheon will follow at St. Ignatius Gymnasium after the burial.

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