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Nathan Hank Wist

Fayetteville, AR, 1980 - 2014

Nathan Hank Wist, 33, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Fayetteville. He was born October 18, 1980 in Fayetteville.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Paul Huenefeld, Herman and Lois Bemberg and James K. Wist; "His Aunt Sandy" and "His Buddies Marshall and Big Cheese". Survived by his parents, Paula and Tom Bemberg and Bob and Karen Wist; brother, Martin Bemberg; children, Gabriel "Gabo" Destin Wist and Mariana "Mari" Pauline Wist and their loving mother, Beatriz Lopez Velarde; grandparents, Kathryn Huenefeld, Pauline Wist, Roger and Carol McClure; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Hank graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1999. He loved his family and friends. He loved sports, particularly the Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Broncos. He loved collecting baseball cards, playing poker and raising animals, especially Belgian Malinois "which he convinced everyone he could, they were the best dogs in the world". His beautiful children Destin Gabriel or "Gabo" and Mariana Pauline or "Mari", loved their daddy to pieces and he was not only their daddy but also their buddy and playmate. His beautiful smile, wonderful sense of humor and huge heart will be forever missed but always remembered by his family and friends.
Hank was buried at the Dutton Family Cemetery in a private family service on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. There will be a public celebration and "healing party" at Agri Park in Fayetteville at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014. All friends are invited and can bring food for a potluck dinner. No alcohol allowed and musicians should bring their instruments. Everyone is encouraged to bring pictures and their favorite "Hank" stories.
An education fund has been set up for Hank's children. Donations can be mailed to: Gabriel and Mariana Wist Education Fund-Bank of Fayetteville, P.O. Box 1728, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701. Arrangements by Beard's Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Condolences at

Published July 4, 2014

Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-521-8551