Funeral plans released for Earl Bernhardt, Hand Grenade drink co-creator

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 13, 2019 - 10:18 pm
Earl Berhardt Obit

Friends and family will say farewell to Earl Bernhardt.

The 80-year-old died Monday.

Anyone who has been to the French Quarter in recent history, has likely seen Bernhardt's claim to fame... the Hand Grenade drink.

His obituary says, "Earl was the owner of Tropical Isle Inc. and is known as the Co inventor of the world famous Hand Grenade."

Earl Berhardt Obit
Bernhardt was also a bar owner and local public figure.

Mourners will honor him in the French Quarter.

"Relatives and friends are invited to attend a public visitation on Monday,December 16, 2019 in the Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St Louis St, New Orleans,
LA 70130, beginning at 11am followed by a Celebration of Life at 1pm."

Afterward, people are invited to gather at Bernhardt's bar.

"A reception will follow the service at Tropical Isle, 721 Bourbon St. Burial will be private."

Click here for the online obituary...

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