Remains of WWII sailor to be buried in Lake City Oct. 13

Bernard Doyle grew up in Kansas, moved to Nebraska before finishing high school and then enlisted in the Navy. He was killed on the USS Oklahoma when it was bombed at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. 

Frances Nutter was close to her brother, Bernard Doyle.

Just two years apart in age, the two grew up playing together and fighting together in Red Cloud, Neb., where they lived with their parents and five other siblings.

“We did everything together,” said Nutter, 94, who moved to Lake City after World War II with her husband, a Jolley native. “He was an especially kind person, especially to my mother.”

Doyle would wake early the morning, starting the fire and making coffee for their mother, Nutter said.

After graduating from high school – he was a good, hardworking student – Doyle enlisted in the Navy.

“I think it was probably an economic money situation,” Nutter said. “There wasn’t any money to be found. He had a roof over his head (in the Navy), some money coming in.”

Read more in the Oct. 10 edition.