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Bernard Lee Wells

February 19, 1941 — July 11, 2020

Bernard Lee Wells, 79, of Melcher-Dallas passed away suddenly at his home on July 11, 2020. Funeral services will be Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. Interment will be at the Gosport Cemetery following the service. Family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in care of his family to be designated at a later date. The service and visitation will be conducted under CDC Guidelines, which includes social distancing measures, and masks are recommended. The service may be viewed on the Pierschbacher Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at the service time. https://www.facebook.com/pierschbacherfuneralhomes/ Bernard Lee Wells was born February 19, 1941 to Donald Rex and Anna Lavar (Keller) Wells in Derby, Iowa. Bernard grew up alongside his siblings: Art, Dorothy, and Jerry. He attended Chariton High School with the class of 1959. Bernard met Barbara Griffin at the movie theater in Chariton. They fell in love and were united in marriage on February 15, 1958. The couple made their home in Melcher-Dallas and were blessed with four children: Jim, Ron, Lisa, and Natasha. Bernard started his own roofing business, BW & Sons Roofing. The business eventually became MD Roofing. Bernard enjoyed the work and loved having people stop by his shop to visit. He always insisted on charging by the job, never by the hour. Bernard was proud to own his own business and never truly retired. When Iowa winters kept him from working, Bernard made some extra money by playing and winning pool games. Bernard enjoyed working on projects around the house. He always had a project going, sometimes multiple projects. He enjoyed making their place beautiful and tending to his vegetable and flower gardens. Bernard also liked having animals around. Over the years he raised dogs, cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits, geese, turkeys, and even peacocks. He loved to hunt and did a little catfishing. Bernard was the best kind of stubborn and lived his life his way. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Wells; children: Jim (Marietta) Wells, Lisa Rohrich, and Natasha (Brandon Evans) Wells; daughter-in-law, Teresa Collins-Wells; grandchildren: Hannah, BJ, Jo, Mallie, Ronnie Jr., Nicole, Heather, Victoria, and Mike; 11 great grandchildren; along with many relatives and friends. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ron Wells; great granddaughter, Korissa Wells; and siblings: Art Wells, Dorothy Spoon, and Jerry Dean Wells. Cemetery Details Gosport Cemetery 103rd Avenue and Hwy G76
Knoxville, IA 50138

Visitation

JUL 16. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield Street

Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Service

JUL 17. 11:00 AM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield Street

Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

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