SPRINGFIELD - Bernard J. Rechner, 77, of Springfield died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Springfield, the son of Louis and Hedwig Mohay Rechner. He married L. Darlene Reed in 1954.
Mr. Rechner was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a manager from Illinois Bell Telephone Co. He was a member of Little Flower Church and Illini Bass Club.
Survivors: wife, L. Darlene; two daughters, Paula Rechner (husband, Robert Hill) of Wimberley, Texas, and Audrey (husband, Joseph) Rhoades of Auburn; two sons, Craig (wife, Pamela) Rechner of Cantrall and Joseph Rechner of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday, Staab Funeral Home, Monsignor John Ossola officiating.