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Bernard E. “Bernie” Ross III

Jul 02, 1941 - Aug 08, 2020


Bernard E. Ross III, age 79 of Sheboygan passed away Saturday August 8, 2020. Bernie was born July 2, 1941 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to the late Bernard Jr. and Jermina (VanDeelen) Ross. Following graduation from high school, Bernard enlisted and served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1962. On March 18, 1967 he was united in marriage to the former Kathleen Schulte at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Bernie served as a police officer with the Sheboygan Police Department for 28 years, retiring in 1992. His favorite pastimes included model trains, fishing, car racing, and sports (Go Pack! and Brewers!). Later in life he taught himself to paint and enjoyed that immensely.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, daughters: Laura (Brian) Rice of Sheboygan, Carolyn Ross of Sheboygan and JoEllen (Craig) Hauer of Boise, ID, grandchildren: Danielle, Melany, Sarah, Corinne and Cooper, and his sister, Peggy Richards of Sheboygan.
Bernard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law James Richards.
A visitation will be held at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home on Friday, August 28th from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. There will also be an additional time to gather and celebrate Bernie’s life at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 833 Center Avenue in Sheboygan on Saturday August 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Friday Aug 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday Aug 28, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Celebration of Life

Date: Saturday Aug 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall [map]



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Our deepest sympathy to the entire Ross families. Jack & Barb

Jan Voigt

Dear Kathy I am so sorry to hear if Bernie’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family I have warm thoughts of our time in Marriage Encounter gatherings Please take care Jan

john pungarcher sr

we used to hang around together we were confermed together at holy name he was a great guy

Allmann family

Kathy and family, it is with great sorrow to hear about the loss of Bernie. May these passages bring you peace at this time of our faith. John 14:1-2 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. May the Lord be with you and your family. ✝️

toni nevicosi

Kathy I sendcmy condolences at this your time of grieving for your Bernie. Living together for over 50 years is a series of particularly difficult adjustments no one can fully understand until it happens to them. Please know I care, and am here for your call or, visit anytime. This my 4th year on this journey still has times I feel like I'm walking into walls. God is near you, know that with a heavy dose of Belief. My talks with Jesus helps me rise again and continue to be what i still have within me. It will work for you, i know you have a strong Faith. Sincerely, Toni