Bernard T. “Bernie” Pund, 76, Ferdinand

bERNIE PUNDBernard T. “Bernie” Pund, 76, of Ferdinand, died Friday (February 12) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand August 6, 1939, to Leo & Cornelia (Schum) Pund. He married Mary F. Kerstiens June 23, 1962, at Saint Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Bernie served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Joseph’s Sodality, Ferdinand American Legion Post No. 124, Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, and the Ferdinand Community Center. He retired from Jasper Wood Products. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, enjoyed traveling, and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana University basketball Hoosiers.

He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Pund; one daughter, Donna Lueken and husband Andy, Ferdinand; one son, Dan Pund and wife Elaina, Lake Charles, Louisiana; four brothers, Harold Pund and wife Paulita and Ken Pund and wife Susan, all of Ferdinand, Robert Pund and wife Janice, Santa Claus, and Tom Pund and wife Linda, St. Anthony; t. Anthony; two sisters, Jean Schultz and husband Ron and Rita Streicher, all of Ferdinand; three grandchilren, Brandon, Rachel, and Zachary Lueken; two step grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, Ethan Lueken.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand Church Renew Project or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry with burial following in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post No. 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

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