Frank Thomas John Berhorst

CANTON, Mo. -- Frank Berhorst, 81, of Canton, died Saturday (April 20, 2013) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Frank was born on March 24, 1932, in Belle, to the late John and Regina Warden Berhorst. He married Betty Ann Emery on Oct. 22, 1949, in Canton. She survives.

Frank was an avid farmer in Lewis County. In 1963 he became owner and operator of Frank Berhorst Trucking. He loved to play guitar, listen to country music, and was always up for a good game of cards and loved to win. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, board member of MFA Exchange and MFA Oil Co.

In his early years before farming, he worked for the State of Missouri Highway Department and George Nichols Implement in Canton.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Canton; eight children, Mike (Vickie) Berhorst of Lewistown, Kathy (Charles) Bringer of Lewistown, Norma (Larry) Bringer of LaGrange, Becky (Tracy) Howlett of LaGrange, Mary (Jeff) Fish of Ewing, Pat (Chuck) Feldkamp of Ewing, David (Joy) Berhorst of LaGrange, and Barb (Mike) Bronestine of Ewing; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Frank is also survived by a sister, Matilda Frances of Albert Lee, Minn.; three brothers, Theodore (Donna) Berhorst of Canton, Fred (Sharon) Berhorst of Quincy and Lee (Naydene) Berhorst of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Berhorst of St. Charles and Marie Berhorst of Williamstown; four brothers-in-law, Dale, Jim, Ronnie and Donnie Emery; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Steve and Edward; two grandchildren, Tammy Jo and Carroll Wayne Bringer; and a great-grandchild, Landon Michael Lee Berhorst.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Basil Eruo conducting. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton.

Pallbearers will be Stacy Berhorst, Trent Howlett, Monty Bringer, Shannon Berhorst, Tom Howlett, Kirby Feldkamp, Timothy "TJ" Fish, Dustin Fish, Kevin Berhorst and Tyler Berhorst. Honorary pallbearers will be Michelle Clapp, Tara Nelson, Melissa Klein, Angie Jennings, April Bronestine and Beth Logsdon.

VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Funeral Home.

MEMORIALS: Lewis County Health Department or to the donor's choice.


Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2013