Scott A. Berna, age 52, of Wausau died on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a courageous brief battle with illness.
Scott was born on March 17, 1969, in Wausau to the late Ronald and Mary (Goyette) Berna. He graduated from Wausau High School and went on to work as a machine operator at Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork for 33 years. He met many lifelong friends that became family while working there. Scott loved spending time at his property up north at “Berna’s Resort” with friends and family. Fun was Scott’s way of living having camp fire’s, fishing on his dad’s pontoon, Packer Sundays, and four wheeling the trails. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed helping people. Neither snow nor rain or dark of night Scott was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. He had a particular knack and love for cars. No engine to big or lug nut to small Scott was a master. He loved to share his knowledge of wrenching especially with his son Anthony and making the traditional trip to the Iola car show with family and close friends. He especially loved restoring his Plymouth Satellite and the “occasional” burn out. He will be deeply missed by all.
Scott is survived by his son Anthony Berna, significant other Karen Prelipp, Godparents, and special “Up North” friends and family.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital ICU for their compassion and care.