Evan J. Berning
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HAZEL GREEN, WI - Evan Joseph 'Ebob' Berning, 36, of Galena, IL, formerly of Hazel Green, WI, walked through Heaven's gates on November 4, 2019 after a courageously fought battle. Friends, family, and others whose lives Evan touched are invited to attend funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 8th at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hazel Green, WI with Father Kenneth Frisch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis de Sales Church Cemetery in Hazel Green, WI. Family and friends may call from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI; also on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. In keeping with Evan's wishes, all attendees are asked to wear casual Badger attire. The Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI is serving the family. Born on February 19, 1983, son of John and Nancy (Wiederholt) Berning. Evan was quickly nicknamed 'Ebob'. In his younger years, he was his brother, Erik's, shadow, he lived for playing football under the Friday Night Lights and going to the ballpark. Evan graduated from Southwestern High School and Southwest Tech and was employed as an assembler at John Deere Dubuque Works for over 15 years. On June 20th, 2009, Evan married the love of his life, Tracy Rojemann, and together they built a foundation of love for their three children. Evan's wife and children were his world, and he devoted every minute to them. In his short time, he created an everlasting legacy. He loved vacationing, coaching the kids' sports teams, camping, and UTV riding. He was an avid Wisconsin Badger fan and on Saturdays he geared up to coach them from the couch. Evan enjoyed his time hunting and playing softball with the guys, and he cherished his work family at Deere. Evan loved deeply, played hard, and lived life to the absolute fullest. Evan's beautiful life will be cherished in the lives of his wife, Tracy; children: Owen, Harper, and Gavin; his parents, John & Nancy Berning of Hazel Green, WI; brother, Erik (Amy) Berning of Oregon, WI; grandmother, Bernadine Wiederholt of Kieler, WI; in-laws, Gerry & Mardelle (Steiner) Rojemann of Menominee, IL; sister-in-law, Jody (Mark) Calvert of Galena, IL; nephews and nieces: Grace & Vincent Berning and Tyler, Natalie & Kristen Calvert; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; best friends, Casey & Sam Lange; and many more close friends and family. Evan was lead home by his grandparents: Gene Wiederholt, Walter & Irene Berning & Olive Steiner; an angel in infancy; cousins: Joshua & Brandon Wiederholt and other family & friends. Forever #BerningStrong In lieu of plants & flowers an Evan J. "Ebob" Berning Memorial Fund has been established. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haudenshieldfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to thank the community of family and friends for the continued support throughout their journey. Dr. Douglas Laux and staff at the University of Iowa Cancer Clinic, Dr. Matthew Gullone, and the Finley staff for the compassionate care and fighting the fight with us.