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Bernerd "Bernie" Boarnet '60 February 19, 2021 3:33 PM updated: February 19, 2021 3:40 PM

Bernerd Nathan Boarnet
August 28, 1938 - February 16, 2021

The man who could light up a room with his smile, and whose laughter was contagious to all who heard is, has left this world. Berne Boarnet passed away on February 16, 2021. Bernie was born in Houston, Texas on August 28, 1938 and moved to New Braunfels in 1947. A graduate of New Braunfels High School and Texas A&M University Bernie married Esther Forbes in 1960 and went on to serve two years of active duty. Bernie and Esther settled in New Braunfels in 1963 where they raised four children- Marlon, Jody, Trent and Darren- and continued to serve his country in the Army Reserve for 26 years.

Bernie was active in Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity and the New Braunfels Board of Realtors where he served as president, as well as, many other service organizations. Bernie is survived by his wife, Esther; children, Marlon (and Barbara) Boarnet, Jody '86 and (Jack) Fries, Trent (and Mark Ingram) Boarnet and Darren Boarnet '92, as well as, grandchildren, Harrison Boarnet, Michela Boarnet, Jacob Boarnet, Ian Boarnet, Alex Boarnet and Daniel Boarnet. Also, sister and brother-in-law, Luann and Larry Cohen; cousins, Alec and Susie Smith and Andy and Maria Chapman, as well as, many nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Habitat for Humanity, SOS Food Bank of New Braunfels or Texas Lions Camp.

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