Bernard Kloswick, 60 / July 9, 1950 — March 12, 2011

Published 7:43 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bernard J. Kloswick, 60, of Edwardsburg, passed to his rest Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Bernard Kloswick, 60

Bernard Kloswick, 60

He was born July 9, 1950 in South Bend to Arthur L. and Joan M. (Luttman) Kloswick. He grew up in Edwardsburg schools, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He lived here all his life.

Bernie worked for Preferred Printing in Dowagiac as a printer for the past 33 years. He was married Nov. 3, 1990 in Edwardsburg to Christine Molnar, who survives.

Bernie was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church; was a lector at the church; and enjoyed singing and playing musical instruments at the church. Bernie was a true believer of God first; his church, his wife, his son and then his extended family, especially his nieces and nephews, who he considered as his children, too. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Christie, and a proud father of his Eagle Scout son, Eli.

He enjoyed folk music, jazz and his alma mater, Notre Dame. He was an avid photographer, using his camera any time he could to capture the moment. He had an affection for Twister, his dog. No chocolate bar was safe around Bernie, for his favorite was chocolate.

He also survived by his son, Eli, a student a Notre Dame; his father, Arthur Kloswick of Edwardsburg; sister, Helen Kloswick of Edwardsburg; and a brother, John Kloswick of East Lansing, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan, and several of his in-laws.

Friends and family gathered at Our Lady of the Lake Church’s social room, 24832 U.S. Highway 12 East, Edwardsburg on Wednesday, March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. to have time with Bernie.

During the evening hours, Father Joe McCormick held a prayer service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today at 11 a.m. at the church, where Father Joe McCormick will officiate.

Friends and family may gather for one hour before Mass at the church.

Interment will be at Adamsville Cemetery following Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the church, Our Lady of the Lake, or to the Edwardsburg Historical Society, P.O. Box 694, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0594.

Arrangements are by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.

God saw he was getting tired and

A cure was not to be. So He put His

Arms around him and whispered,

“Come with me.” With tearful eyes

We watched him suffer and saw him

Fade away. Although we loved him

Dearly, we could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

Hard working hands to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.