610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651

Larry L. Bernard

Larry Laverne Bernard was called to his Heavenly Home on August 17th, 2022 with family by his side.  He was born on August 15, 1953, in Imperial, NE to Marlin & Pat Bernard.   

Larry was a lifelong educator who enjoyed his roles as a teacher, coach, and principal.  He graduated from Osborne High School and continued his studies in education graduating from Fort Hays State University.  He retired from Russell High School as the principal in 2017 after over 40 years in education.  Outside of serving his community, Larry also had a passion for riding horses, flying his plane, and drawing simple sketches for all to enjoy.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family!  He was always looking for a chance to take them to a movie, take them swimming, catch a Nebraska football game, help build anything, shoot a gun, drink some coffee and they never left his home hungry!  Larry loved his family! 

Larry was preceded in death by his father Marlin Bernard. 

Larry is survived by his wife Julie Bernard of Russell, KS; mother Pat Bernard of Osborne, KS; 3 sons: Shad (Amy) Bernard of Dayton, OH; Shay (Andrea) Bernard of Overland Park, KS; Shon (Renee) Bernard of Lewisburg, WV; and their mother Jenny (Bill) Prichard of Topeka, KS; Stepdaughter Hailey (Cody) Braz of St. Francis, KS; Stepson Brady (Jess) Frewen of Brighton, CO; 3 brothers Kenny (Dani Jo) Bernard of Kanopolis, KS; Danny (Deb) Bernard of Russell, KS; Kelly Bernard of Ellsworth, KS; and 10 grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews. 

Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, August 26, 2022 at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church of Russell.  A private burial of ashes will follow at a later date.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers a Memorial has been established as the Larry Bernard Memorial Fund.  The family is requesting friends to wear their “Bernard Strong” shirts to the service.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.