DE SOTO — Robert “Bob” L. Bernett, 65, of rural De Soto died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in his home.

He was born July 18, 1952, in Sparta, to Dale and Evaline (Blegen) Bernett. Bob attended Viroqua High School. He was an avid Packers fan, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bob loved his dogs, probably more than people.

He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Armitage of Cashton; three grandsons, Darren, Dalton and Matthew; his father, Dale (Peggy) Bernett; a sister, Kristen (Todd) Reichert; a brother, Tom (Carol) Bernett; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Karen Pedersen.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home Cremation Services of La Crosse. A time to share memories of Bob will begin at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to NASA (North American Squirrel Association). Online obituary and guestbook available at


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