Bernard W Shambour Sr. (Bernie), 86

Bernard W Shambour Sr. (Bernie) age 86 of Cologne passed away Wednesday, January 16 at his home in Cologne.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon at St. Bernard Catholic Church (210 Church Street East) in Cologne with Father Joseph Fink as Celebrant of the Mass.  Visitation at Johnson Funeral Home Waconia on Sunday, January 20 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and Monday one hour prior to the Mass at St Bernard Church.  Final Resting place at St Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

Bernie was born on June 13, 1932 in Le Sueur County the son of William and Rose (Malecha) Shambour.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague.  On July 18, 1953, He was united in marriage to Irene A Stocker in Turlock, California.  Bernie proudly served his country in the Korean War as a Field Wireman, earning two Bronze Service Metals and attaining the rank of Corporal.

Bernie was proud of his Czech heritage and loved Old Time Czech Music. He had many interests and hobbies; flying in small airplanes, motorcycling, camping with his late wife Irene. Bernie enjoyed gardening, fishing, classic car roll-ins, and always had a dog at his side during years working for the City of Cologne.  

Bernie served on the Cologne Fire and Rescue for 22 years; he was a member of the Cologne VFW and served as Commander. He served as Public Works Supervisor for the City of Cologne working full time/part-time for 38 years. Bernie enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a special relationship with each of them.  Bernie was a member of St Bernard Catholic Church in Cologne.  He loved his family and many friends and will be greatly missed.

Bernie is preceded in death by his wife Irene, daughter Patricia, grandchildren Chelsey and Phillip Shambour, father and mother William and Rose Shambour, brother Jack Shambour. Father in Law Philip Stocker and Mother in Law Margaret (Zaun) Stocker.  

Bernie is survived by his loving family, daughter Linda Baldwin and fiance’ Kevin Shanahan of Norwood Young America, son Bernie J and Karen Shambour of Cologne, and son Mark Shambour and partner Jeffery Andrew of Sarasota, Florida; granddaughter Rebecca (Cole) Pedraja of Waconia, grandsons Luke Baldwin of Eureka, Ca, Lance Baldwin and fiance’ Sandra Espitia of Eureka, CA,  great-grand daughters Clara and Hannah Pedraja of Waconia, brother Leonard (Eleanore) Shambour of New Prague, sister in laws Jane Shambour of Duluth, Ruth Stocker of Jordan, and Florence Stocker of Jordan, nieces, nephews, and many friends and relatives.

Urn bearers are the grandchildren; Rebecca, Lance, and Luke.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.




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