Date: 5/11/18 10:08 am
From: Tom Sykes <sykes...>
Subject: [wisb] FYI: Bernie Brouchoud obit
Carl Schwartz was one of the dropped subscribers so his post didn’t make it to the list. Forwarding on Carl's behalf until he can resubscribe:

Excepted from the obituary in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Manitowoc -- "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?!?" If you know this to be the call of the Barred Owl, there's a good chance you are one of tens of thousands, and multiple generations, of people who learned it from Bernie Brouchoud, founder of Woodland Dunes Nature Center, a preserve that has grown to over 1,500 acres, that fosters hardwood and conifer forests, wetlands, and prairies located between Two Rivers and Manitowoc, Wis.

If you know which bird says "witchety-witchety-witchety," you may recall this from Bernie's memorable way of teaching (hint: after reading this, go to Woodland Dunes and explore any of the seven miles of trails there to hear them singing). Bernie's insatiable curiosity and knowledge spanning all facets of the natural world was evident to everyone who met him. He may have shown you a tiny Saw Whet Owl, stayed up late to see a meteor shower, or got up before sunrise to begin a daylong summer bird survey hike or Christmas Bird Count.

You may have walked with him to find a specific layer of exposed geological sediment he was interested in along the lakeshore, or heard him explain the subtle nuances of wildflowers, bird nests, pond life, and so much more. You may have even seen him dressed up as a giant frog, as he taught thousands of children about the many amphibians of Manitowoc County.

Perhaps you knew him from Boy Scouts in Troop 904, where he was Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner, and Explorer post advisor. He organized special programs for Eagle candidates, led numerous campouts, a 175 mile bicycle trip, and led countless merit badge, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII workshops and retreats. He won numerous awards for his service, and specific scouting achievements include Bronze Pelican, Scoutmaster Key, Order of the Arrow Brotherhood, Ordeal, and District Award of Merit. Under his leadership, the Troop won "Quality Unit Award" for nine years. Or maybe you've hiked the Ice Age Trail in Manitowoc County, which he helped design and develop over many years as co-coordinator.

Bernard "Bernie" Netzer Brouchoud of Manitowoc resident passed away, surrounded by his family, early on May 9, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Hospital in Green Bay. He was 80 years old. He was born on May 18, 1937 in Mishicot, son of the late Bernard and Ruth (Netzer) Brouchoud. He was a graduate of Mishicot High School and attended UW-Madison. On June 12, 1972 he married Lynette Lutterman in Manitowoc.

Survivors include his wife Lyn Brouchoud, of Manitowoc; four sons: Jeffrey Brouchoud, of Eden, WI, Jon (Kandy) Brouchoud, of Oregon, WI, and their daughter Juliana; Jayson (Michelle) Brouchoud, of Ridgecrest, CA, and their children Katherine and Christopher; Joseph (Amber) Brouchoud, of Kiel, WI, and their children Leila, Sophia, Annabelle and Lucy; his siblings: David (Gerry) Brouchoud, Errol Brouchoud and April Boling.

Bernie was the founder and director of Woodland Dunes for many years until his retirement. He was awarded the Bronze Passenger Pigeon from the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology in 1997. This award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their local communities or in the state to promote the field of ornithology.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Waldo site, 1121 N. 14th St.), Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday evening, May 13, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, 928 S. 14th St. in Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve at 3000 Hawthorne Ave - P.O. Box 486, Two Rivers, WI 54241.

Carl Schwartz
Fox Point, Milwaukee County

Tom Sykes
Wisbirdn List Owner

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