Bernard W. “Bernie” Fallon, 59, Jasper
Bernard W. “Bernie” Fallon, 59, of Jasper, died Saturday, April 18, in Jasper. He was born in Louisville April 2, 1961, to Martin and Shirley (Hoffman) Fallon. He married Marsha Hagen October 2, 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.
He attended St. Denis Catholic Grade School and was a 1979 graduate of St. Xavier Catholic High School in Louisville. He worked for Ackerman Oil in Jasper and owned Lick Fork Marina, Inc., which he started with his father in 1980, and Fallon Moving and Warehousing, Inc. in Louisville. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, where he was a Eucharistic Minister, and served on the Religious Education Board and the Summer Picnic Committee. He was a member and past Grand Knight of the Jasper Knights of Columbust. He served two terms as District Deputy, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Louisville. He was a member of Dubois County Right to Life, served on the board of directors for the Priest and Religious Appreciation Dinner, which he was instrumental in starting, past Celestine Jaycee member, where he held many offices and received numerous awards, served on John Paul the Great Catholic High School board of directors, founder of P.L.A.Y. (Patoka Lake Association Year-Round), member of Jasper Chamber of Commerce, the Legacy Society of the Dubois County Community Foundation, ABATE, Inc., the Celestine, Dubois, Birdseye, and St. Anthony community clubs, and Jasper Moose. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of Jasper Men’s Softball League, where Lick Fork Marina sponsored a team for many years, and the Jasper Gun and Rifle Club. He was a volunteer at the Precious Blood Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, past president of Lincoln Hills Patoka Lake Recreation Region in French Lick, the Dubois County Tourism Commission, and the Kiwanis Club. He was a big brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, served on the board of directors for the Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival, and was a past candidate for Jasper Mayor and Indiana State Representative. He loved being outdoors, was an avid hunter, and loved scuba diving.
He is survived by his wife Marsha Fallon; six children, Kristen, Maryellen, Martin, William, John, and Shannon Fallon, all of Jasper; seven sisters, Myra Huffman and husband Pat, Kathleen Skaggs and husband Larry, Christine Fallon-Siebert and husband Joe, Colleen Crum, and Mary Jackey and husband Ben, all of Louisville, Maureen Fallon, Seattle, Washington, and Miriam Fallon-Siebert and husband Mark, Floyd Knobs; and two brothers, Bryan Fallon and wife Lisa, and Michael Fallon and wife Jenny, all of Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Shirley Fallon.
Private funeral services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to venom.com/RememberBernie. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.