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Bernard J. Fugate, 84, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

He was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Ellston, Iowa, to William W. and Gertrude (nee O’Bryan) Fugate. Bernie was a resident of Baraboo for 33 years. He was employed by Tri-State Breeders and Walt Smith, C.P.A, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Vincent De Paul Society.

He is survived by his wife Jean (nee Busse); children, Mary (Kirk) Knutson, Ann (Bob) Wall, Jane (Paul) Van Ert, John (Jean Marie) Fugate, and Margaret (Jeff) Henrickson; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Leo, Paul, and Patrick; sisters, Bea Essex, Carol Kurland, Ruth Fugate and Rita Siepker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Earl, Donnella, Dorcus, Roy, Frances, Bill Jr., Pauline, Jim, Margaret, and Carl.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m.