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Obituary for Bernard J. Hoen
Bernard John Hoen Bernard John Hoen died at the Golden Age Manor in Amery on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. He was 85 years old. Bernard was born on July 14, 1921, at the family home south of Milltown. The youngest son of George and Clara Hoen. Bernard grew up on the family farm where he was born. He attended grade school at the South Milltown School and graduated from Milltown High School in 1939. He married Helen Bibeau in the summer of 1946 and to them two sons were born: Michael and Mark. Early in his marriage, Bernard worked for National Foods in the Twin Cities. Bernard and Helen moved back "home" in 1953. He went to work for the Polk County Highway Department at that time. He was promoted to Highway Patrol Superintendent in 1960. He retired in 1983. Helen died March 12, 1980. Bernard remarried in August 1987 to Phyllis McDonald gaining two stepchildren: Pat and Denise. Bernard also had a strong hand in helping in the life of Corey Carlson. Corey is considered as Bernard’s third son by all of his family. Bernard had a great passion for the outdoors. He deer hunted, fly fished and chased bass all over western Wisconsin. He was also a competitive trap shooter. He also competed in Bass tournaments with both Mike and Mark, winning occasionally and always very competitive. He once caught the Anglers tournament Largest Bass while fishing with his wife Phyllis as his partner. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; brother, Don; sisters, Marion and Virginia; and stepson Pat McDonald. He is survived by Phyllis, Mike and Linda, Mark, Kathy, Larry, Chrissy and Vicky, Denise, Brad and Naomi, Corey, Linda, Chase, Kieler, Hayden and Mack. Very special friend Glen Getschel, and numerous relatives and close friends. Services were held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholc Church in Balsam Lake on Thursday