In Memoriam
Just to prove that Jesuits do all things, John took time over the years to develop a set of skills which made him a recognized expert in restoring old grandfather clocks.
Fr. John E. Bernbrock, SJ

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John E. Bernbrock, SJ, who died on November 11, 2016, at St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was 89 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years, and a priest for 60 years. May he rest in peace.

Born in Aurora, Ill., on November 25, 1926, John attended grade school in Aurora and at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis., before entering the Society on February 4, 1944, at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo. John had the usual Jesuit course of studies at St. Stanislaus, Saint Louis University, and St. Mary's College. He was ordained a priest on June 20, 1956, made tertianship in Decatur, Ill., and pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1961. John earned a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961.

John did his regency at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha from 1951 to 1953. Immediately after completing doctoral studies, he was assigned to what was then the Korean Mission to teach at what was then Sogang College. John ministered in Korea from 1961 to 1970 and saw the young mission begin to grow into what is today the Province of Korea and the young college begin to grow into what is today Seoul University.  From 1970 to 1986, John taught English at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. From 1986 until he moved to St. Camillus in 2010, he served in various parishes in Mankato, Minn., Tampa, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

John was an admirable Jesuit:  an excellent teacher, a good pastor, and a lively member of the Jesuit communities in which he lived. He had many, many friends, Jesuit and lay. Just to prove that Jesuits do all things, John took time over the years to develop a set of special skills which made him a recognized expert in restoring old grandfather clocks.

VISITATION
Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 p.m.
St. Camillus Court East Chapel
10100 W. Bluemound Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

FUNERAL
Monday, November 14, 2016
7 p.m.
St. Camillus Court East Chapel
10100 W. Bluemound Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226





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