Bernard J Ferch

Aug. 28, 1944--Oct 15th, 2023

 

January 17, 2024

On Sunday, October 15th, 2023, Bernard J. Ferch Peacefully Took His Last Breath At Home With His Wife Mabel And Family. Bernie Was Born August 28th, 1944, To Gerald L. Ferch And Alice Easton Ferch In Circle, Montana. He Was 1 Of 4 Children, Tom Ferch, Eileen Rau, And Beth Johnston. He Was A Great Big Brother And Would Let Beth Tag Along With Him Wherever He Went. They Would Get Together With The Neighborhood Kids And Play Softball, Ice Skating, And Roller Skating. Bernie Loved Fishing, Hunting, Trapping,and Farming With His Father Gerald. His Mother Alice Taught Him And His Siblings To Swim, So They Would Swim In All The Local Creeks And Hang Out At The Pool All Summer. At The Age Of 17, Bernie Was Still Small In Stature And Tried His Hand At Being A Horse Jockey And Worked On A Ranch In Texas. Later, Bernie Joined The Navy And Was Stationed In San Francisco, Ca. He Loved The Big Ships But Was Honorably

Discharged Because The Whole Crew Contracted Meningitis. Bernie Was A Jack Of All Trades, He Worked Many Years In The Oil Fields And Mining, And Eventually Started His Own Concrete Business. Bernie Found A Relationship With God Through A Book That Influenced The Remainder Of His Life. At The Age Of 27, He Met Mabel Ballensky At Church And Fell In Love Not Only With Mabel, But With Her Two Sons, Dennis And Tom Largent, And Raised Them As If They Were His Own. They Got Married On October 21st,1972 And They Went On To Have A Daughter Of Their Own,ericka Ferch Goodrich.

Anyone Who Knew Bernie, Knew His Passion For Motorcycles And Jesus.he And Mabel Joined The Christian Motorcyclist Association (c.m.a.), A Biking Ministry. He Went On To Become The Local President Of C.m.a. As Well As The President Of Full Gospel Businessmen's Association For Many Years. Bernie Never Knew A Stranger And Was Thrilled To Share The Love Of Jesus. Bernie Became A Licensed Minister Where He Was The Pastor Of A Couple Churches Around The Country. He Even Participated In Ministry Over In Africa And Germany. Everything Bernie Chose To Do In Life Had A Sole Purpose And That Was To Bring People To Jesus. Bernie Was A State Champion In Arm Wrestling In Arizona And Montana And Would Use This Podium As An Opportunity To Minister. He Became The Champlain And Prayed Before Every Tournament. Up Until Recent Years, He Was Full Of Life, Happy, And Always Joking Around With Everyone. Bernie's Legacy Should Be Remembered For His Never Wavering Love For God, His Family, And His Friends. He Will Be Forever Missed.

Bernie Is Preceded In Death By His Mother And Father, Gerald And Alice Ferch, His Sister Eileen Rau, And His Son Charles(tom) Largent.

Bernie Is Survived By His Wife Mabel, His Son Dennis (lisa) Largent, Ericka (jake) Goodrich, And Grandchildren Amy Largent, Andrea (scot) Gramm, Ivory (corey) Baker, Laycee Claes, And Knowelle Ferch. Bernie Also Has 5 Great Grandchildren, Gabriel, Nevaeh, Veda, Carter, And Eva Who Loved Him So Dearly.

 

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