Bernard ‘Bernie’ Breidenbach

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 7:16 pm

Bernard “Bernie” Leo Breidenbach, 78, Reynolds, ND, died Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, ND.

Bernard was born on November 26, 1940 in rural Reynolds to Leo and Elizabeth (Linneman) Breidenbach. He attended country school and graduated from Reynolds High School in 1959. He worked for Kuster Farms, and then was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District. He served in the Air National Guard from 1963 until 1969. In 1965, he married Marie Noss of Hatton, ND. From 1970-2018, he owned and operated Bernie’s Service.

Bernie had a gift for creating and inventing; motorized bikes, go-karts, flat beds and wreckers are just some of the many products he blessed the world with. He and Marie thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the boys and their families, especially grandkids. He was never too busy to take time with his customers and had a special knack for “turning a phrase.”

Bernie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend and gardener.

He leaves behind his wife, Marie; four sons, Tom (Lori) Maple Grove MN, Dean (Coral) Arvada, CO, Cris (Andrea) Devils Lake, ND, and Jesse (Terry) West Fargo, ND; eleven grandchildren, Lindsay, Aaron, Heather, Riley, Adler, Andrew, Julia, Zachary, Peyton, Logan and Casey; sister-in-law, Judy Anderson; siblings, Mary Ann Boutain, Kenneth (Ida) Breidenbach, Donna Hegland, Eileen (Dan) Grabanski, and Neil (Joy) Breidenbach.

He was preceded in death by his infant son; parents; brother, Anthony and brothers-in-law, Marvin Boutain and Bob Hegland.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Bible Baptist Church in Grand Forks with visitation one hour prior to the funeral.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery in Reynolds, ND.

A guestbook may be signed or viewed at

Services are with Amundson Funeral Home 2975 S. 42nd St. Grand Forks, ND 58201.

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