Frank Bruno “Pappa Frank” Behler
Frank Bruno Behler “Pappa Frank” entered Heaven on March 16, 2020. He was 87 years old and was preceded in death by his parents Frank & Jeannette Behler.
He leaves behind his loving daughter, Judy Lee Behler and his best friend Ron Tenhundfeld.
A native New Orleanian, he graduated from SJ Peters High and later served honorably in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. His entire life was focused on one career, training race horses. He traveled to many race tracks in his career, with a large stable of runners, successfully gathering training titles, track records and stakes wins. He loved racing in New Orleans and his heart was his home based Fair Grounds Race Course, where he bought his first race horse as a teenager. Many years were spent in Ohio at River Downs and in Kenner at Jefferson Downs.
His favorite stories were about race tracks he went to only once and the reasons why. Of the thousands of wins and endearing animals entrusted to his care, he had 1 favorite, a filly he bred named Judy’s Diamond. She in turn loved only him, making him proud with her overall achievements, which were many.
Until the day of his passing, he spent his days walking the fields at his home in Folsom, caring for several retired racers and his barn cats. There will be a family service at graveside due to the restrictions of the current pandemic. When the situation allows, a celebration of his life will be held for his many friends and family.
JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements. To sign the family guestbook, please go to www.schoenfh.com.