Stanley K. Bernd


Born in McPherson, KS, Stan is the son of the late Lawrence E. Bernd and Mary Bernd. The family moved to Pawhuska in 1956 where he attended Pawhuska schools and graduated with the class of 1972. While growing up, he participated in baseball, football and wrestling. After graduation, he was in the National Guard under Sgt. Levi Dawson. He attended NEO A&M College in Miami, Ok and graduated in 1974. He attended OSU for a short time before going to work on various electrical jobs.


He began his electrical contracting business, EMC Electrical Mechanical Company, in Tulsa in 1986 and was later joined by business partner, Don Maynard. Together, they later formed Maynard Bernd Investments as a commercial real estate enterprise. Stan worked hard for his business and family until he became ill with cancer in May 2017. Stan’s hobbies included cars, fishing, sailing and riding motorcycles. He blessed his friends and family with his dry and witty sense of humor, but also frequent acts of kindness and generosity.


Stan is survived by wife Penny Watson Bernd of the home, mother Mary Bernd of Pawhuska, OK, brother Steve Bernd, brother Stu Bernd (wife Stephanie), sister Susie Bernd, niece Stacie (fiancé’ James Hamilton), nephew Kyle Sisco, great nephew Blake, great nieces Dixie and Kalli, four step-children, Alan Watson (wife Hollie) of Camino, CA, Sarah Steffes (husband Bryan) of Bethany, OK, David Watson (wife Christie) of Tulsa, OK and Genie Funk (husband Brandon) of Luther, OK, along with 10 step-grandchildren: Collin Watson, William Funk, Conner Funk, Carter Watson, Tyler Funk, Donovan Funk, Christine Funk, Kacie Watson, Carson Watson, and Michelle Funk.


And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10


Services for Mr. Bernd are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 Rose Hill Funeral Home (Chapel) 4161 E. Admiral Pl. Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Graveside Committal Service will be held at 4:00 pm Oak Hill Cemetery, Mannford, Oklahoma following the chapel service.