Bernard Edwin Kellogg Bernard Edwin Kellogg, Bernie, was born on January 3, 1977 in Tonasket, WA to Doug and Lynn Kellogg. He died in an accident December 12, 2012 in Visalia, CA. Bernie spent his early years in Tonasket, then grew up in Kennewick, WA where he excelled in academics, soccer and began his lifelong passion to be a servant of Jesus Christ and His church. He balanced education with service, attending the University of Washington in Seattle and ministering in Guatemala and Mexico. He met the love of his life, Susanne Lincicum while they both served as house parents at an orphanage outside Tijuana, Mexico. They were married on September 5, 1998 and settled in Visalia. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Education at Fresno State University in 2003 then taught high school social sciences. Bernie and Susie were blessed with four children, Jacob Nathaniel, Benjamin Michael, Hannah Michelle and Caleb Douglas. For 3 years Bernie excelled in the role of their teacher as he home schooled the older children full time. He also loved building things as he worked in construction jobs and remodeled and upgraded houses for his family to live in. He was an active member of Visalia First Assembly of God Church and his passion for service blossomed as he progressed through Bible classes and obtained his ministerial credential with the Assemblies of God. Bernie loved and excelled at fishing, camping and taking his family to the outdoors, and was a true joy to be around. Bernie had a true inner strength of character, and was a steadfast example for his children. He was exceptionally talented in many ways, and was an artist in everything that he touched. Bernie is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Arthur R "Jim" Bennett and Orville W Kellogg. He is survived by the wife he adored, Susie, and their four wonderful children: Jacob, Benjamin, Hannah and Caleb; two grandmothers, Leah M Bennett and Amy T Kellogg, his parents Lynn and Christopher Galbreath and Doug and Virginia Kellogg, his brother and sister-in-law Brian and Michelle Kellogg. Large extended families of Lincicums, Bennetts, Galbreaths, Kelloggs, Browns, and Thomases are privileged that Bernie was one of us. We all love and admire you, Bernie and will miss your quick wit, thoughtful intellect and servant's heart. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, December 17 at the Visalia First Assembly of God Church with interment to follow Wednesday December 19 on J Street in Tulare Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Dec. 15, 2012