Timothy J. Bernard

GLADSTONE — Timothy J. Bernard, age 64, of Gladstone, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, with his loving wife Sue by his side.

Timothy was born on Dec. 28, 1955, in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Frank and Janice (Porter) Bernard. In 1984, Timothy was united in marriage to Sue Harrison at their family home and together they shared years of wonderful memories. Timothy was a sailor, and often talked about sailing on the ore boats for 14 years. He also enjoyed welding, bicycling, and especially loved being apart of his van club in Ohio, where he earned his nickname “TowMotor.” Timothy loved his family and his beloved cats very much and he will be deeply missed by so many.

Along with his loving wife Sue, Timothy is survived by his mother, Janice (Porter) Bernard; his son, Matthew Koprek; daughter, Jessica Koprek; brothers, John (Carla) Bernard and Kevin Bernard; grandchildren, Audra, Tiffani, Saige, Landen, and Jaden; great-grandchildren Evan, Riley, Janessa, Monroe, Preston, and Hazley; Aunt Mary Ellen (Jack) Wubbe; and nieces and nephews, Amber (Charlie), Elliott, Sarah, and Lauren (Ryliegh and Easton). Also surviving is his beloved cat Sassy.

Timothy is preceded in death by his father Frank Bernard, grandma Madeline Porter, and his loving cat 4×4.

A celebration of life honoring Tim will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Kipling Bar starting at 1 p.m. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Bernard family. To leave a message of condolence directed to the family, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.