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Clarence Berner
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Clarence Leroy Berner, age 76 of Randolph, died Saturday June 24, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Medical Center in Yankton, SD. He was born May 15, 1941 on a farm north of Randolph, Nebraska the son of John and Forest (Barber) Berner. He attended Pierce County and Knox County rural schools near Bloomfield and Lindy, NE. He started working for Harry Huwaldt while in high school at Phillip's 66 station in Randolph. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1960.

On July 28, 1963 Clarence married Karen "Kay" Puntney at St. John's Lutheran Church in Randolph. The couple made their home in Randolph. Clarence attended Phillip's 66 training school in Omaha and purchased Huwaldt's Service Phillip's 66 station in 1968. He operated Berner's Service until 2010 when he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing until his health no longer allowed. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and one great grandchild too. Clarence was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church; and a former member of Randolph Volunteer Fire Department.

Clarence is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Berner of Randolph; 4 Children Janice and Kevin Koehler of Osmond; Cheryl and Pat Meyer of Lincoln; Cindy and Scott Bowers of Randolph; Bradley and Lisa Berner of Summerville, SC; 7 Grandchildren Kayla and Cameron Korth of Randolph; Nicole Bowers and fiancé Ty Kenner of Wood Lake, NE; Brandi Koehler and Cody Koehler of Osmond; Alyssa Meyer and Brian Meyer of Lincoln; Blake Berner of Summerville, SC; 1 Great Grandchild Kandyce Korth of Randolph; 2 Sisters Shirley Poppe of Niobrara; Charlotte and Larry Keifer of Randolph; 2 Sister-In-Laws Clarette Berner of Belden and Beverly Berner of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, 3 brothers Johnnie, Robert and Rodney Berner.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: St. John's Lutheran Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Thursday June 29, 2017 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Randolph Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Visitation: 3 - 8 P.M. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Reverend Howard Rasmussen
Music: Organist: Marsha Huwaldt Congregational Singing: "How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace" "I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry"
Pallbearers: Marty Thies Myron Strathman George Thelen Tim Kint Greg Thelen Cory Buss
Honorary Pallbearers: Norbert Thelen Kelly Gubbels Ed Huwaldt Sam Reineke Brad Lenhoff Rick Dominisee Vernon Heese Jim Hilkemann

Call Johnson Funeral Home with questions 402-337-0711.

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

FOR STANTON: If you wish to order flowers FOR STANTON LOCATION - FLORISTS, call 402-644-8361 (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS). Floral Expressions will accept most major credit cards and may bill you directly, Floral Expressions has dedicated service to Stanton, delivery in Stanton before and after services

Funeral Home:
Johnson Funeral Home
111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE
US 68771

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home

111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE 68771





10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Randolph

310 W. Broadway Street
Randolph, NE 68771





Randolph Cemetery

86612 559th Avenue
Randolph, NE 68771


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