GARNER – Bernard L. Zrostlik, 69, of Garner died Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Fort Morgan, Colorado on Amtrak en route to California to visit his daughter and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 12th at St. Wenceslaus Church in Duncan with Fr. Dennis Miller officiating. Cremation will follow the service with burial of the urn at a later date in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Duncan. Military rites will be conducted by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Wednesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Bernard Zrostlik Memorial Fund.
Bernard Leo Zrostlik, the son of Joseph and Marie (Malek) Zrostlik, was born March 31, 1945 in Britt. He attended Britt High School graduating in 1963. Bernie served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge, he moved to Martinez, California. Bernie worked at Shell Oil Refinery as a superintendent for logistics until his retirement in 1995. He then began his own moving company, BZ Hauls, in Benicia, CA. In 2006, Bernie moved to Garner. He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, and was an avid 49ers fan. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR plus many other sports as well as listening to country music.
He was a member of Catholic Workman FCSLA 51 for over fifty years.
Bernie is survived by his daughter, Heather Zrostlik of Benicia, CA; five sisters, Regina (Jerry) Studer of Mason City, Dorothy (Jerry) Hestness of Mason City, Rosemary Zrostlik of Mason City, Margaret Mostrom of Clear Water, FL and Rita (Sam) Shipman of Grimes; two brothers, Leonard Zrostlik of Clear Lake and Ed (Annabelle) Zrostlik of La Mirada, CA; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl Zrostlik of Forest City and Connie Zrostlik of Austin, TX; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Vince, Raymond and Donald Zrostlik; sister, Barbara Kroger; brother-in-law, Norman Mostrom; nephew, Joshua Shipman; two nieces, Rachael Shipman and Cindy Zrostlik; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.