August Allen Bernhardt died Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas. Family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Olney, with Rev. Sean Reeves, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery in Olney. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Allen was born on November 2, 1939 in Olney, Texas to the late August Alvin Bernhardt and Edith (Knipe) Bernhardt and lived in Olney his entire life. He graduated from Olney High School in 1958. He served in the Texas National Guard from 1958 to 1961 and continued his service to his country in the United States Army from 1961 to 1965. He married Paula Fae Logan on July 4, 1973 in Olney. Allen was a farmer and rancher and worked for the Bolin Oil Company family from January 1974 until his retirement on April 1, 2009. After his retirement, he devoted his time to farming and ranching, fishing and hunting, and playing with his grandkids. Allen was a faithful member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and held many offices including President and Vice President of the Board of Elders, Board of Stewardship, Board of Trustees, Board of Education, Sunday school and weekday school Superintendant, Sunday school and weekday school teacher and church extension representative.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Dennis Bernhardt. He is survived by his wife, Paula Bernhardt of Olney; two daughters: Kendra Knight and husband Rowdy of Sanger and Stacy Wade and husband Jimmy Kyle of Olney; one son, Len Bernhardt of Olney; daughter-in-law, Kristi Bernhardt of Krum; one brother Herb Bernhardt and wife Sally of Lake Kickapoo; one sister, Betty Reinert and husband Wayne of Weatherford; eleven grandkids and nine great-grandkids.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.