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Bernard L. Spatz

December 29, 1927 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 93)


Bernard “Bernie” Spatz, 93, of Wausau, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Bernard was born on December 29, 1927, in Wausau, WI, and was the youngest son of the late Alexia (nee Drake) and John A. Spatz.

Bernard served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946, worked in the family greenhouse, was a Real Estate agent, the proud owner of the Green Bough Bar in Wausau, and served as the groundskeeper for Kolbe-Kolbe Millwork until he retired at the age of 83.

Bernard married Lorraine (nee Kozlowski) on November 29, 1946. They were married for 61 years until her death on July 8, 2007. He was also predeceased in death by his brothers, Joseph, John, Sylvester, Robert, and Arnold; and sisters, Evelyn, Genevieve, Mary, Isabelle and Delores.

Bernard is survived by his son, Kelly (Dawn); grandson, Anton (Nicole); great-grandchildren, Alexia, Noah, and Joseph; his nieces, Judi (Randy) Gorski and MonaSue Kolbe; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bernard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved flowers, animals, his family, and friends. He enjoyed watching the Packers and Brewers. He will be truly missed.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Online condolences may be shared at

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