Bernadette Rose “Bernie” DeKatch, 73, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born August 11, 1947, to Paul and Ellen (Lazaran) DeKatch in Uniontown, PA. After the untimely death of her mother, the family moved to California before settling in the Hurley Ironwood area. At the age of 26 Bernie moved to Green Bay to take a job at Pauly’s Cheese where she established many friendships. She retired from Veratech.
Bernie enjoyed camping with her friends, taking her chances at the casino, going up-North and travelling. She was a longtime member of St Paul Lutheran Church.
She is survived by special friends who were her family, Kathleen (Dale) Choronzy and Karen (Jamie Desotell) Maccaux; Kathleen’s sons, Nathan (Laura), David (Diana), Tim (Kelli) and Andy (Jenna) Choronzy; cousins including John (Linda) Martinelli and an aunt, Dorothy Lazaran.
In addition to her mother Ellen DeKatch, she was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Paul and Margie DeKatch, a brother, Paul DeKatch, aunts, uncles and special friends, Viola Maki and Laila (Robert) Vandenbush.
There will be a Memorial Gathering from 11:00 a.m. to noon Saturday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at noon Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Zabell officiating. Burial of her urn will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. To send online condolences please visit www.prokowall.com. Memorials may be directed to Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. Green Bay, WI 54302. Please write ATT: DeKatch Family on the outside of the envelope.