John 'Fred' Biernacki


John F. "Fred" Biernacki, 95, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home in Chadron, Neb.

John F. "Fred" Biernacki, 95, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home in Chadron, Neb.

He was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Fowler, to Francis "Frank" and Rosa Wolf Biernacki. He graduated from Garden City High School.

On July 27, 1945, he married Edna May Wright in Plympton, England. She died May 10, 2002. He also was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Greg; a daughter, Veronica; a grandson; four brothers, Edmond, Charles, Leroy and David; and two sisters, Rosella Billinger and Evelyn Biernacki.

Mr. Biernacki had worked as a mill foreman at Morris Feed Yard before becoming mill foreman at Circle Feeders in 1978. He served in the National Guard and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.

Survivors include four sons, Phillip Biernacki of Chadron, Frank Biernacki of Bamberg, S.C., Mike Biernacki of Garden City, and Nick Biernacki of Holcomb; three daughters, Rosemarie Blanco of Chadron, Mary Shipley of Seaside, Ore., and Jackie Dunne of Battle Ground, Wash.; a brother, Ivan Biernacki of Pearl River, La.; a sister, Sister Francis Biernacki of Great Bend; 28 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, with graveside rites conducted.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be posted at Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic School, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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