Nathan Hank Wist, October 18, 1980~June 28, 2014


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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 1:00 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, AR. 72701.

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    Debbie (Wist) Wood » 03. Jul, 2014

    Was so saddened to hear of Hanks death. He was a handsome young man and I so remember how proud and excited Pauline and James were when he was born. Our heartfelt sympathy from the Wood Family.

    Terry Box » 03. Jul, 2014

    Susan, Bradyn and I pray for Hanks family and loved ones that their hearts will heal, but know that good memories of Hank will live forever with them.

    Carol and Bryan Rachal » 03. Jul, 2014

    Hank was a friend and classmate of our son, Bryan. I will always remember him as that really tall, lanky kid who raised some crazy dogs. HA! Such a nice young man, with a good heart. My condolences to his family. May Hank rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

    Name » 03. Jul, 2014

    Bob and Karen and all family members,

    Just glanced at paper and was shocked and saddened to read Hank’s obituary.
    Please know that Nancy and I are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

    Nate and Nancy Allen

    Johnny & Judi Walker » 03. Jul, 2014

    So sorry for your loss, Bob and Karen. It is so shocking and hard when a young person dies. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Natasha Barber » 03. Jul, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the family! Hank & I were classmates,so sadden to hear of his passing! God bless those babies & may you all find peace at this time.

    Michael Walker » 03. Jul, 2014

    From the moment in 5th grade, when he warmly embraced me as the new guy in school, through the time after 8th grade when my family moved away, Hank was my best friend. In the 19 years since, I have scarcely been able to recall a single moment from that period that does not involve Hank, and that does not bring a smile to my face. His heart was as warm as any I have known, and his personality was sterling; such a loss inevitably leaves behind much darkness. My deepest condolences to his family, and to all who had the privilege of knowing him and are grieving his premature departure.

    Dawne Dodd » 03. Jul, 2014

    Stretch and Karen,
    I just read about Hank. I’m so sorry for your loss Hank was a pretty cool kid. I cannot imagine what you must be going through but I am praying for strength, peace, comfort and much love.

    Dawne Dodd

    Mel Cranston » 04. Jul, 2014

    Sorry to hear about Hank…I remember when he was born and Bird said he would play in the post which as a young man he did. Please know your many friends are thinking of you in this time of sorrow …. Your friend. Mel

    Name » 04. Jul, 2014

    I am so saddened by this news. Hank was a fine young man, and he is missed. I do want all his family to know that I am keeping all of them in my thoughts now.

    Name » 04. Jul, 2014

    I’m so sorry. Hank would do anything for anyone and was one of the nicest guys you could meet. REST IN PEACE HANK

    Jerry Stiles » 04. Jul, 2014

    You’ll be missed. A one of a kind, I remember when we were kids and played together at the New School. I also remember playing poker with you and causing trouble. I am sending love from across the Pacific, I am glad we were able to reconnect recently. You never changed and you always had that big infectious smile. Bless your family and friends. Much love.

    Bob and Brenda Baucom » 09. Jul, 2014

    RIP Hank, you will be missed. You were taken away much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We see your smile in the face of our sweet girl Jett (belgian mailinois). You were always welcome in our home, we had a lot of laughs. See you when the ” Big Rocker” calls us home.