Jacksonville, FL – Mrs. Irene J. Bernath, 94, passed away at the Taylor Care Center in Jacksonville, FL on Friday, July 23, 2010.
Irene was born in Phillips to the late Frank and Mary (nee: Becaver) Rich on August 3, 1916. At the age of three she was adopted by Jack C. and Anna Hass of Racine and lived in the same house until moving to Jacksonville, FL, in 2005. Irene was brought up in a Catholic household and attended St. Catherine’s High School.
In Racine, she was united in marriage to Ernest R. Bernath on May 20, 1939. Together they traveled all over the United States and Europe. They also enjoyed boating.
Irene is survived by her two sons, Charles E. (Karen) Bernath of Jacksonville, FL, and John “Jack” R. (Sandy) Bernath of Atlanta, GA; two grandsons, Christopher C. and Robert T. Bernath.
Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, July 28, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be privately held at Holy Cross Cemetery – Hwy 32.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361