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Bernie Boesen has owned and operated Bernie's Gas and Oil for 53 years, but on July 2, decided to retire in order to spend more time with his family. Every day, rain or shine, Bernie has been there to fill cars with gas, wash windshields, and check oil and tire pressure. (Contributed photo)

A half-century of faithful service

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To every decision there are good and bad aspects and this is no different for Alexandria's Bernie Boesen who is retiring after 53 years of owning and operating Bernie's Gas and Oil in Millerville.


"Leaving is sweet and sour. I'm going to miss all these great people and I really love where I work and what I do, but I owe it to my family to retire," Bernie noted. "I have missed so many things over the years that I need to make up for."

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