By Paul Schmitt
Over 200 family and community members gathered at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday afternoon to celebrate a special resident’s day. Les Berns turned 100 years young last Friday and Saturday’s party celebration included friends and all four of his children. He says that day ranks up there as one his best ever.
A music lover who played piano at area establishments for many years and was choir director at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Berns still plays an electronic keyboard in his room. He also golfed well into his nineties including an amazing round of 88 at the age of 93. The Door County Veterans Service Council presented a letter of recognition for Bern’s service in the military during World War II that included combat service in Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.
(contributed photo of Joe Heilman, left, Chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council, presenting Berns with the letter of recognition while Door County Veterans Services Officer Scott McFarlane looks on)