Bernard â€œBernieâ€ F. Maney, 87, of La Crosse, Wis., died Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at Benedictine Manor, La Crosse, Wis. He was born in La Crosse, Wis., on Dec. 7, 1927, to James and Margaret (Johnson) Maney. He married Audrey Kline at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse, Wis.
Bernie graduated from Aquinas High School, Class of 1945. He served in many capacities in City and County Government for many years as an alderman for the City of La Crosse and County of La Crosse Supervisor. He owned and operated his own shop selling Collectable Prints and building Custom Framing. Bernie was instrumental in getting the Delta Queen, American Queen and Mississippi Queen to make frequent stops in La Crosse.
He is survived by his wife; Audrey of La Crosse, Wis., three sons; Michael (Karen) Maney of Eagan, Minn., John Maney of Thailand and Patrick Maney of La Crosse, Wis., two step-daughters; Jacqueline (Joel) Allen of La Crosse, Wis., and Shelly (Craig) Olson of Caledonia, Minn. He is also survived by one granddaughter; Stephanie Maney, five step-grandchildren; Erin, Travis, Alex Katlyn and Charles, three great grandchildren; Jaren, Mason and Sam, and one brother; James Maney of La Crosse, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Mary Morgan and one step-daughter Lynn De Bauche.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1333 So. 13th St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Rick Roberts will officiate with burial to be held at Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may visit from 4 to 7:00 PM at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. So., La Crosse, Wis., on Tuesday with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 PM. Family and friends may also visit from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass in Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday.
The family of Bernard Maney would like to thank the Staff of Benedictine Villa and Manor for their loving and excellent care for these many years as well as Gundersen Hospice for their wonderful care and assistance these last months.
Memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army and Coulee Region Humane Society.