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Dr. Frank E. Berngen

Dr. Frank E. Berngen went to be with the Lord
Sunday, October 25th surrounded by his four children. A
man who loved the Lord and his family. Frank enjoyed
sharing stories and giving advice while never meeting a
stranger. His spirit is carried on by his four children and
9 grandkids whose photos he shared with anyone around;
Herman Berngen (wife Brandi, children Bethany,
Andrew, and Jonathan), Edith (Edee) Cullen (husband
Shawn, children James, Riley and Sierra), Ed Berngen
(wife Tricia, children Mackenzie, Trent and Janessa) and
Jewel Haywoth (husband Hideyo).
Frank was serious most of the time, but he had his
moments of humor and laughter. You may remember him
and his late wife, Nancy, being a part of the Hee-Haw
show during the Chillicothe Homecoming Variety Shows
in the 90’s. Or yelling out an ear-piercing YEEEEHAW
or a loud WHOOP-WHOOP anytime someone
mentioned Texas A&M.
His children remember him as a father who always
wanted to teach them new skills, stubborn at times, but
fair, honest (even when they didn’t want to hear it), and most importantly always loving.
He passionately and wholeheartedly loved his family, especially his wife Nancy, whom he
spoke of frequently.
He lived a full life and impacted many people. Frank was all about improving his
community and helping others see their full potential. He was actively involved in the
local Lion’s Club, Chillicothe Alumni Association, and Chillicothe Livestock Show. He
was also part of the Gideons, Quanah Masonic Lodge for number of years, and an active
member of First Baptist Church of Vernon.
Frank is reunited with his precious wife Nancy. Friends and family are invited to his
visitation on Sunday, November 1st from 6-7 pm at Sullivan Funeral Home. A celebration
of life will be held at First Baptist Church Vernon, TX on Monday, November 2nd at 11
am, and can be viewed on-line through Sullivan Funeral Home website, followed by a
Masonic graveside service at the Chillicothe Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Gideons, Chillicothe Junior Livestock Show, and First
Baptist Church Vernon.
Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for
the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance
from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.

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