Kay Bernier

Kay E. Bernier (Machowski)

Thursday, December 10th, 1953 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Bernier, Kay E.

(Nee Machowski) Entered God’s loving arms September 11, 2019 after a short, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65. Survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Michael. Devoted mother of Sean (Abbey) and loving grandmother to Oliviana (Livi called her Yaya). Loved by her sisters Karen (the late Mike) Young and Gail Ann Machowski. Godmother to Michael Young. Further survived by a long list of sister in-laws, brother in-laws, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, all loved very much.

Kay retired from the office at the Menomonee Falls Police Department after 18 years. At home she loved to cook, bake, and crochet, all of which she loved to share with her family and friends. When you were Kay’s friend you were a friend for life. She still had friends she kept in contact with from school. She will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home with a service to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the charity of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home
    W164 N9034 Water Street
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 7:00pm
    Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home
    W164 N9034 Water Street
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Dick, Johanna, and family

Posted at 01:48pm
We will miss you Kay. You spread your love and kindness wherever you were. We were lucky enough to have you touch our lives.
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Kathy Staedler (Schmidt)

Posted at 12:46pm
Sean - I am so sorry, she was a good mom to you, and I wish I had gotten to know her better than just over the phone, while you and Jon & Michael were young. God bless you, and your family.

Marcia Karpowicz

Posted at 04:40pm
I met Kay when I worked at Wacker Corp. We delivered vehicles to salesmen and brought the old ones back. You all should have slept well during those trips cuz we solved the world's problems. One place we stayed overnight at...she thought she heard a semi in the parking lot but it was only my snoring! Oh how we laughed till we peed our pants a bit! Spent one Thanksgiving at a truck stop....I am POSITIVE Kay's cooking surpassed that "stuff". Yes she loved to gamble (as I do)...only she was "a winner". A winner as a wife, mother, yaya, and the best friend anyone could have.

Lori Michelli

Posted at 07:52pm
As I sit here thinking about Kay, I am flooded with so many precious memories, I first met Kay at school, we started walking to school together. talking and laughing all the way. I remember we went to the movies and saw Funny Girl(that came out in 1968) later Kay met the Love of her life- Mike, while i in high school thru a good friend Debbie. Mike was in the service and later in Vietnam. She sent letters and packages with lots of cookies and other treats, to him. I would be at her house while she baked and packaged, then mailed them out. We graduated in 1971. Got our first jobs together, we worked at a nursing home. Later we got different jobs. Me in retail, Kay doing office work. Weekends we went out and had lots of fun! We'd go dancing, every weekend. We would be singing to the radio at the top of our lungs! Using the cigarette lighter as our microphone! We had so much fun! a few years later, Kay married Mike . I married Jim, and then few years later, we both had our kids. for some time as we raised our young families, there would be lapses in how much we got to see each other, since I had moved farther away. BUT when we got together, it was as no time passed and we would pick up where w left off. Kay and I were both born in December, 4 days apart. We celebrated many birthdays together over the years. In our later years we started going to Wendover, Nevada together, Kay & Mike and Jim & I, both did we have fun! Kay and I both love to gamble.We made some great friends on our trips too. I am so glad we went on our trips together.I would Never thought this year would be our last trip together! I will miss her beautiful laugh, that spark she had, our long talks and all the fun we all had . Whenever Kay and I were together, especially as we got older, we always said I love you. Kay, I will miss all the days of my life, but I will cherish all our precious memories. I love you Kay, until we meet again my friend.

Wendy Winkler

Posted at 05:23pm
I was so very sad to hear about Kay. I didn't even know she was ill. I don't think I ever saw Kay without a big smile on her face. She was one of the smiling-est people I ever met! (I just made up that word for Kay.) It always seemed like she never had a bad day, she never let anything get her down, she enjoyed life to the fullest and she adored her granddaughter. I hope her granddaughter is old enough to remember her. We all know that life isn't fair, but once again, all I can say is it's so unfair how the best people are struck down!
Wendy Winkler

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