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Age 76, of Shorewood, Wisconsin, entered into eternal life on May 17, 2009, after a courageous struggle with lung cancer. He was born in Liberty, Wisconsin, on September 9, 1932, the son of Lillian M. (nee Ahl) and Milton Lutzke. Beloved husband of Isabelle. Devoted father of Jeanne (Thomas) Hartung, Jennifer (John) Balistreri, and Julie (Patrick) Miller. Loving grandpa of Brett and Lynn (Hartung), and Juliann and Jake (Balistreri). Dear brother of Ronald (Darlene) Lutzke. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Bernard graduated form Valders High School in 1950, entered the Korean War (Army Artillery), attended Marquette University with a Bachelor's Degree in History and graduated from Marquette Law School in l960. He established his own law practice in West Allis and worked for forty years with a tenacity and love of the legal profession. Bernard had a strong work ethic, and enjoyed research as well as litigation. He also practiced in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the Probate Courts of New York City and Michigan, writing a precedent setting brief that remains as law today in Michigan. Bernard was generous with his family, friends and clients, always taking care of anyone in need. He was a faithful Catholic and practiced with devotion and good works. His favorite activities were reading history books, biographies, family gatherings, travels, trips to New York City and Big Band dancing.

The family is grateful for the loving care he received at Zilber Family Hospice, from the Schoenstatt Fathers and Sisters.

Visitation at St. Monica Church, 160 East Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay, on Friday, May 22, from 9 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Schoenstatt Fathers (W284 N746 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188) or to a charity of your choice.

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