Bernice L. Machut, 82, Green Bay resident, died Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her home following a brief illness. She was born October 8, 1937, in Kewaunee to the late Frederick and Eleanora (Dahlke) Post. Bernice married Wallace “Wally” Machut on November 9, 1957, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1992.
In 1957 Wally and Bernice founded J & W Enterprises Commercial Trucking. Following Wally’s death in 1992, Bernice continued to run the company until her retirement in 1996. She had a very active life which included many hobbies. Bernice enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening and reading. She had a passion for music and took advantage of attending concerts whenever she could. Bernice loved to shop, and it did not matter if it was for groceries or clothing. A day or night out meant it was time to dress up and do not forget the “bling”.
Bernice’s life was centered around her faith. She raised her family and lived her life accordingly. She was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and truly enjoyed singing in the choir. Bernice also volunteered her time and talents at Aurora Hospital and Bethesda.
Bernice is survived by her five children: Joan Machut, Columbus, OH; Kathy (Steve) Vlies; Sue Lenss and her special friend Kevin Corbeille; Barbara (Craig) DeJardin and Jim Machut and his special friend Mary Lynn Roberts, all of Green Bay; 13 grandchildren: Rebecca (Rob), Amanda, Benjamin, Jacqueline, Sara, Aaron, Ryan and his fiancé, Katie, Jake and his fiancé, Heather, Holly, Joseph, Lillie and her fiancé, Nathan, Samuel and EJ; great granddaughter, Briella; 2 step-grandchildren, Adam and Amanda and one step great grandson, Mac; one brother, Roger (Carol) Post; five sisters: Jeanette Zeitler; Carol (James) Nemecek; Arlene Gruetzmacher; Shirley (Sheldon) Prodell and Ellen Post; four sisters-in-law: Rita Post, Donna Post, Lorraine Machut and Eleanor Machut; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lily Rose; three brothers, Robert, Roy and Norman Post as well as five brothers-in-law: Harold Zeitler and Wayne Gruetzmacher, Arwed (Ruby), Norman and Melvin Machut and sister-in-law, Esther (Gerald) Brandt.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 3:30-7:00 pm Friday, June 12, until the time of service. Funeral Service 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home with Rev. David Hatch officiating. Burial in the Allouez Cemetery. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in her name. Online condolences may be sent to Bernice’s family at www.prokowall.com.
Bernice’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice. Their care and concern for Bernice and her family will not be forgotten.