Bernard McCall, 92, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022. He was born on February 13, 1930, in Sheboygan. Bernard married Mary Ann Schmitt June 23, 1951, and celebrated 65 years together prior to Mary Ann’s passing. Bernard worked at the Kohler Company prior to being enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He was a very proud Veteran of the Korean War (1951-1953). After being injured on the front line, he cooked for the staff and officers. He was asked to stay in Korea to be personal chef for his Colonel. In 1962, Bernie and his wife moved to Green Bay and opened McCall’s Supper Club and operated it for over 30 years. He was well known for the “Bernie Special” and his secret seasoning, which he continued to make until December 2021.
After retiring in 1989, they moved to Florida and he was a Chef for Disney. They returned to Wisconsin to spend time with family. Bernie was also a “Hoptomist” – a man who believed the world was a better place when he had a Spotted Cow Beer in his hand.
Bernie will be sadly miss by daughter, Melanie McCall-Novinska and son, Brad McCall, his grandchildren, Chelsea Novinska, Brandon (Casey) McCall, Meghan McCall (Graham), their mother Susan McCall-Ward; two great granddaughters, Annika and Quinn; sisters, Marlene Nieman, Judy Held and Violet (Jim) Vissers; in-laws Lorraine (Dick) Schaap, Ray (Lynn) Schmitt, Mary Beth Schmitt; Goddaughters Lisa Jansen and Julie Pleune and many nieces and nephews.
Bernie will join in heaven, his wife, Mary Ann; son, Brian McCall, parents Stephan and Carmen McCall, nieces Lori Pribek and Linda Schaap and other family members; Butch Schmitt, Harlen Held, Carlos Nieman, Roger (Betty) Johnson and Randy Johnson.
Visitation will be Saturday February 26th at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2020 Hillside Drive, Green Bay from 9-11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Mark Vander Steeg officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be left on www.prokowall.com.
Bernie’s family would like to thank Fr. Mark Vander Steeg, Unity Hospice, Dr. Sinclair and St. Mary’s nursing staff.