Earl Ervin Berner, 96 of Surprise Arizona, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 27, 2018.
He was born August 24, 1921, to Elmer and Amanda Berner in Newton, KS. He was one of five children. Earl married Arlene E. Eby on Sept 18, 1942, in Newton they had three children and were married for 68 years.
Earl wore many hats throughout his lifetime. But there was no doubt he was a salesman at heart and a stranger to no one, which lead him into many business ventures thru out his life. Earl never retired, he loved being in business and selling too much. His service to his customers was his success story. He continued into his nineties traveling & selling throughout the Mid-West seeing family, friends, and customers and would always bring a smile to your face with a joke or funny story.
Earl’s faith was at the center of everything he did from his church to his involvement with a number of faith-based organizations and a lifetime member of Christian Business Men’s Committee serving on the board of directors for his local chapter. During his travels, he never missed an opportunity to witness and help those in need.
Earl is survived by his son, Bruce (Suzanne) Berner, daughter LaRita Clark, son-in-law Phillip (Helen) Millard, two sisters Eileen Matthews-Myers and Judy (Mick) Davis, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer & Amanda Berner, wife Arlene Berner, daughter Shari Millard, and two sisters Hazel Vogt and Margaret Yoder.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Sunday August 5, 2018. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday August 6, 2018 at Adamson Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.