July 16, 2024

Eugene Berning, age 89, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Eugene was born April 20, 1926 on the Berning family homestead near Marienthal, Kansas, the son of Anthony John & Hilda Louise (Simons) Berning. A lifetime resident of Wichita County, Kansas, he was a farmer and businessman.

Eugene was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both in Marienthal, Kansas. He enjoyed being an active member of his Church; serving as a song leader helped fulfill and express his love of music. Also, being on the Church Finance and Building committees, gave him an avenue to give glory to God in being a part of the building of the current Church in Marienthal, Kansas. His love and passion for new challenges found an outlet in carpentry, new projects and making something once old, renewed and useful.

On November 21, 1951, Eugene married the love of his life, Marguerite Biel at Marienthal, Kansas.

Eugene’s surviving family includes-

His Wife of 64 years-

Marguerite Berning- Leoti, Kansas

Five Children-

Duane & Leta Berning- Leoti, Kansas

Larry & Debbie Berning- Sussex, Wisconsin

Gary Berning- Leoti, Kansas

Mark Berning- Leoti, Kansas

Suzanne Nix- Beaumont, Texas

Thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great great grandchild

Two sisters-

Jo Ann Jesko- Hereford, Texas

Virginia & Arden Knobbe- Marienthal, Kansas

Two Sisters-in-Law-

Evelyn Berning- Marienthal, Kansas

Roxanna Berning- Marienthal, Kansas

Eugene has been preceded in death by his parents, one daughter-in-law, Ramona Berning, one son-in-law, Charles Nix, three brothers, John Berning, Edmund Berning and Robert Berning, one sister, Mary Louise Simon and two brothers-in-law, Robert Simon and John Jesko. 

Vigil Services will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 am Friday, December 11, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas with Father Benjamin Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.

Memorials may be made out to St. Mary Catholic Church or Eugene Berning Memorial Fund and mailed to 

Price & Sons Funeral Home

PO 161

Leoti, Kansas 67861