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“Our sincere condolences to Bernard's family and many friends. Bernard was a great friend to so many people and offered such inspiration on how to...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Pat and Emma Durst

“So sorry to hear the news about Uncle Bernard. And sorry we aren't there with you, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Theresa & Raja Faris - Austin, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was one of the hard working dedicated spiritual pillars of the community and I'm sure of his family. He will be...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Willis - Cazenovia, WI

“Our most sincere sympathies on the passing of Bernard. His infectious smile & laugh will always be a great memory that he cast on every he knew. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Randy & Kathy Frye - Kendall, WI

“Uncle Bernard will always be remembered as gentle, soft spoken, loving, and honorable. My thoughts and prayers are with my whole family at this time....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Downey - Minneapolis, MN

“I am sorry of the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Anna Marie Hess (Sue Anderson) ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Anderson - Richland Center, WI

“Bernard & Mary have lived next door to us since 1973 and we couldn't have asked for better neighbors. Countless times Bernard came over and plowed...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: David & Donna Durst - Keyesville, WI

“We will never forget Bernard. He was one of the most kind and gentle men there ever was. Always there to help someone in need, and enjoying it. ...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patti Farber - Reedsburg, WI

“Remembering our trip to Alaska with the "Bern-Man" and Mary. May the sun never set Bernard! God's speed to a good man who loved many! ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kim and Jim Gau - Garnavillo, IA

“Truly will miss Bernard and his laugh and smile, and his helping me out of the ditch. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Brisbois - Ithaca, WI

“Thinking of the Lins family and community during this time of heartache and reflection. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Matt, Amanda, Jack, Nate, and Jorie Mellenberger - NC

“Bernard Lins was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was very much like a second Father to me, and I loved him. We will miss him very much. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tom and Rita Collins and family - WI

“We would like to offer our sincere sympathy and condolences on the loss of your, husband, father and grandfather. Sincerely, Darrell and Vicki Lins ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Darrell and Vicki Lins - WI

Bernard A. Lins, age 85, of Ithaca Township passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Richland Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1929, the son of Raymond and Rose (Hetzel) Lins in
Franklin Township in Sauk County. On July 31, 1956, Bernard married Mary Durst at St. Mary's Church at Keyesville. Bernard and Mary bought the farm on Apple Ridge Rd and were avid farmers, receiving the Outstanding Farmer award in 1961. He served as the Treasurer for the Ithaca Lions for ten years. The original Keyesville Parish Council was formed in the 1950s, and Bernard was elected and served for
many years in various capacities including President. For forty-two years he did maintenance work and other jobs for the parish. The family received the Strangers and Guests award from the Diocese of
LaCrosse. Bernard had a great love for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Lins; his children Alan and Amy Lins, Mark and Ann Lins, Anne and Robert Roth; six grandchildren; his brother Robert Lins; sisters Rosemary (Bob) Pulvermacher, Cecile Speich, and Marilyn (Larry) Downey; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Rose Lins; brothers Tony, Herman, Louis and infant brother Edward; and sisters Lorrayne Falci and Marjorie Mellenberger.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church, Keyesville, on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 5, from 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM beginning with the Rosary at 4 p.m. Also, visitation will be held on Saturday at church from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM where a rosary will begin at 10:45 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. On line condolences can be made at