John Bernard Denker, 10:30am, Thurs. Nov. 9, 2017



John Bernard (Bernie) Denker, 79, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home with family by his side in Oklahoma City, OK.

A Prayer Service will be held 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Moore, Oklahoma. 

A memorial mass service will be held Thursday, November 9th at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Moore, OK at 10:30 am with burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Wichita, KS.

Bernie was born October 27, 1938 in Wichita, KS to Urban Anthony and Clara Cecella Denker.

After many years of waiting for his perfect girl, he married Peggy August 13, 1972 at the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita, KS. Together they shared 45 years of marriage and have been friends for over 60 years. He was a proud father and doting grandpa.

Bernie served in the United States Army, was an active member of the Knights of Columbus reaching the rank of 4th Degree and serving as a Grand Knight, and was a life-long Boy Scout. He earned his Eagle Scout in December 1954 and remained active in Scouting and the mentoring of countless Eagle Scouts the rest of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mary (Peggy) Denker of Oklahoma City, OK, two sons and their spouses: Anthony Joseph (Tony) Sr. and Heather Denker of Wichita, KS and Andrew Bernard and Tina Denker of Oklahoma City, OK; and grandchildren: Anthony Joseph (AJ) Jr, Henry David Denker, Krishna Denker, Kaia Denker. 

Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.




Catherine Tartaglia commented on 06-Nov-2017 10:20 AM
My prayers to the family. May Bernie be dancing with the angels and singing with the Lord.
Caryl A. Prati commented on 06-Nov-2017 11:17 AM
Bernie is already missed greatly, Peggy. May Our Lord richly bless you with His peace, strength and courage, comforting with His Love. God bless, Caryl and John
Frank & Jan Bruehl commented on 06-Nov-2017 01:15 PM
Bernie will be truely missed both as a friend and mentor. Our love & prayers are with you, Peggy. Love Frank & Jan Bruehl
Paul & Kristin commented on 06-Nov-2017 08:22 PM
Tony, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the strength during this difficult time. You will all be in our prayers.
Marcy and Bernie Garcia commented on 07-Nov-2017 12:21 PM
May Jesus Christ hold Bernie in his loving arms and give him eternal peace and happiness. May God be with Peggy and family and comfort them through this time and always. We are praying for you all.
Gerald & Lois Lobmeyer commented on 08-Nov-2017 01:53 PM
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you as well as for Bernie! Hugs
Brian Weeks commented on 08-Nov-2017 09:02 PM

Thanks for your years of dedication and Servant Leadership to Scouting. You have guided and taught many Scouts over the years the importance of Service, Leadership and Faith.

You will be sorely missed.

Yours in Scouting,
Scott Main commented on 13-Nov-2017 09:24 AM
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Bernie Denker. I worked with Bernie at Rubbermaid and I have very fond memories of our work together. He was truly a great person!
Scott Main commented on 13-Nov-2017 09:51 AM
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Bernie Denker. I used to work with Bernie at Rubbermaid. He was truly a great person.
Scott Main commented on 13-Nov-2017 10:46 AM
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Bernie Denker. I used to work with Bernie at Rubbermaid. He was truly a great person and will be missed by all that knew him.
Cathy Denker Sauer commented on 22-Jan-2018 05:34 PM
Dearest Peggy, My sister, Barbara, found Bernie’s obituary accidentally. I am so sorry to hear of my cousin, Bernie’s passing. I’ll always have fond memories of when we used to meet up in Keystone many years ago, and when your family spent a few days with us in Littleton. It was when you had just adopted a new puppy. It’s sad how life goes on and we lose connections. Please know I have you and the boys in my thought and prayers. Cathy Denker Sauer PS you might remember that my oldest son is named John Bernard and goes by Bernie.


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