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Obituary For

Louis C. Bearer

08/29/1915 - 03/28/2017

Louis C. Bearer at the age of 101, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 31st at the funeral home. Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. John Before the Latin Gate Catholic Church with Father Michael Pratt officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Louis Conrad Bearer was born August 29, 1915 in Trafford, Westmoreland County, PA, the son of Anthony Isodore (A.I.) and Marie Francis (Angert) Bearer. Louis graduated from Trafford Public School in 1933, the University of Pittsburg with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1937, a Masters in Letters from the University of Pittsburg in 1943 and a MS from the University of Illinois in 1946. He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps obtaining the rank of Captain. His many years of employment included: Westinghouse Electric in thermo-plastics (1937-1941), Phillips Petroleum Co. (1947-1970) where he worked with high-temperature processes, established the use of computers, solid-fuel rockets and credited with 25 patents. He was self-employed from (1970-2000) in sales, real estate, appraising and president of a construction firm. Memberships and honors include: Sigma Tau (engineering), Scabbard and Blade (military) Sigma Xi (research), Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of Kiwanis and served on various community boards, including Concern and the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Louis was an active member of St. John Before the Latin Gate Catholic Church for more than sixty years. He served on numerous parish committees and was an extraordinary minister, and a lector. Louis married Priscilla Ray Boyd on June 6, 1942 in Fort Worth, TX. To this union were five children: Robert Lee Bearer, MBA, JD, (Lenora Marsh); Annabeth (Bearer) Robin, MLS, (Henry Robin): Michael Francis Bearer, CPA, MBA, (Abbey DeNapoli); Mary Susan (Bearer) Rahlfs, LPN, (Kurt Robert Rahlfs); Thomas Anthony Bearer, MBA, CPA, (Karan Hice). He was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Louis is also survived by his sister, Dora Marie (Weedman) Kerker of Pensacola, FL. Louis was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Ray (Boyd) Bearer, his parents, brothers; Robert I. "Cubby" Bearer, Ralph James Bearer, Paul Joseph Bearer and two great grandchildren; David  Cooper and Caleb LeBlanc.


​Military Rites - American Legion Post #105 Honor Guard


​"Amazing Grace" performed by Bagpiper -- Mike Derkez



"City Of God"

"I Am The Bread Of Life"

"The Strife Is Over"

Organist/Cantor - Zoltan Varga



Father Michael Pratt


04/01/2017 11:00 am
MASS - St. John Before the Latin Gate Catholic Church
715 South Johnstone Avenue
Bartlesville OK 74003


03/31/2017 07:00 pm
ROSARY -- Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


04/01/2017 12:30 pm
Memorial Park Cemetery
4200 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


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  • Posted by Bill Beierschmitt from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    To the family of Lou Bearer. I have known your mother and father for many years. I worked with your mother at Bartlesville Mid High School. I became acquainted with Lou through your mom and his work that did while serving our Bartlesville community . A couple of years ago your dad and I had communications about a Sister Beierschmitt that he had located in Pennsylvania. Both of your parents were true professional and did a great deal to improve the quality of life for individuals in our community. I always enjoyed my visits with your dad and always admire his intellect. He truly was a patriot and great American citizen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of feeling this loss. Sincerely Bill Beierschmitt, Provost/COO, RSU Bartlesville, Retired
    03/31/2017 at 08:15pm
  • Posted by Johnny Cottle from Mendocino, California
    Your father was a very dear friend to me. I could always count on him to take time to share a beer, and though the beer was often of mediocre in quality, it was accompanied by the most stimulating of conversations. He was a second father figure to me prior to that, going all the way back to 1961. The Bearer's and Cottle's filed the center of Saturn Court, and always I knew that if there was a glimmer of light coming from 1918 that I would surely be as welcome as the Prodigal Son. Thank you Lou and Priscilla, and thank you all of his heirs for making those years very special ones indeed.
    04/04/2017 at 11:03pm
  • Posted by Tricia Collay from Phoenix, Arizona
    " Our Father in the heavens let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon EARTH."(Matt. 6:9, 10) We await that day when this prayer will be fulfilled. Tricia
    04/22/2017 at 11:59am