Bernt “Bernie” Leslie Hart

12/30/1951 — 10/13/2020

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Burns, OR

Graveside Service

Fri, October 30, 2020, 1:00 pm
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Bernt “Bernie” Leslie Hart

Bernt “Bernie” Leslie Hart 68, passed away after fighting cancer on Oct. 13,2020 at his home.

He was born December 30, 1951 in Burns, OR to parents Murriel (Johnson) Peterlin and Frank Peterlin. In 1956 his mother married Cecil Hart and he became Bernie’s father until his death when Bernie was 16yrs old

Bernie met his first wife and fathered two children Leslie and Brett Hart. Later in 2002 he met Janice Brooks and they married in 2004. He became step- father to Cheri Davis (John), Daniel Brooks (Dawn), and Jonathan Brooks (Angela). He loved becoming Papa Bernie to grandchildren Monique, Tyrel and Vanessa Davis, Sophia and Shiloh Brooks, Alaina and Malachi Brooks.

As a little boy he was a cowboy and went on a cattle drive with his Dad at age 3. He provided food for his family by hunting deer around his home. After leaving home he worked at many jobs which were Logging in Alaska and working on the Pipeline, a welder, dog catcher, custodian in Finley, WA, then decided to go to college and become a “COTA” certified occupational Therapy Asst.

Bernie loved to hunt, go fishing, camping and traveling with his wife Janice, grand children and his dog Mojo.

He is survived by his wife Janice, step–children and grandchildren. His sister Marilyn Idica (husband,Fred) and 3 Hart siblings. Preceding him in death are his parents Murriel(Johnson) Hart ,Cecil Hart. Frank Peterlin and 5 Peterlin siblings.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will be having graveside services with family and friends October 30, 2020 at 1pm. It will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Hwy. Richland, WA, 509-943-1114.

Any donations/contributions can be made to Apostolic Tabernacle, 201 S. Auburn, Kennewick, WA or Worldwide Missionary Outreach, 40604 S. Finley Rd. Kennewick, WA

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  • I will miss you Bernie!

    Jeff Anderson
    October 28, 2020
    Rexburg, Idaho
  • I met Bernie when working at Life Care in Richland. He was always so nice and funny! Im sorry for your loss….rest in paradise Bernie

    October 28, 2020
  • Bernie you will be missed. You were a loving husband to my sister . A great conversationalist whenever we visited, which wasn’t often enough. Friendly and kind is how we remember you
    Hope you come across my brother Jon and our mom.

    Debbie keller
    October 28, 2020
    Kennewick wa
  • Janice and family so sorry to read of Bernies passing…..our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Elaine and Butc h Hawkins
    October 23, 2020