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Bernard “Bernie” Herman Wessling, 86 of Winsted was called home to eternal life on November 15, 2022.

He was born September 25,1936 to Henry and Gertrude (Wiemiller) Wessling.

Bernie worked for Briggs Transportation as a truck driver for many years until retirement. Upon retirement he enjoyed working his land and putting up many bales of hay. Bernie was united in marriage to Mary Jane (Albers/Zachmann) Wessling on February 7,1986. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN and enjoyed visiting various churches and grottos. His faith life was important to him and he had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Bernie is survived by his wife Mary Jane; children: Joe Wessling (Cruz) and Susan Krager; stepchildren: Jeff Albers (Stacey), Sue Keenan (Bill) and Karen Stifter (Dan); grandchildren: Ed Wessling, Ellie Plowman and Erica Wessling; step-grandchildren: Becca, Katie, Ali, Lucas, John, Daniel, Anna, Levi, Jennifer, and Nathan; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gertrude; son Gary Wessling; stepson Jacques Albers; brother Henry (Hank) Wessling and sister in-law Hazel Wessling.

Urn bearers will be Ed Wessling, Ellie Plowman and Erica Wessling.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday November 26, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN. Visitation will take place at the church 1 hour prior to the service.   Inurnment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Gerard Stifter

    Mary Jane My sympathies to you and family on the death of Bernie. My he rest in peace.

  2. Joyce & Don Schultz

    Mary, our prayers & thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you find peace knowing that Bernie is in the best place possible-in God’s loving arms.


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