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Claude Kernell

January 19, 1934 — September 4, 2016

Claude "Dick" Kernell, 82, of Berlin Heights, passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at Twilight Garden in Norwalk. He was born on January 19, 1934 in Sikeston, MO, and has lived in Berlin Heights for over 60 years. He received an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and worked at several manufacturing plants including being Chief Process Engineer at Bendix Westinghouse. He helped start two manufacturing plants in Salisbury, NC and Frankfurt, KY. He started Kernell's Automatic Machining in 1969. Claude excelled at sports. He played semi-professional hockey, enjoyed swimming, ice skating, long nature walks and playing cards. He was a devoted family man who loved watching his grandchildren play sports, and teaching others his skills. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Wilma Jean (Coultrip), his children Jeff (Betty) Kernell, of Norwalk, Vicki (Gene) Seck, of Berlin Heights, four grandchildren Erik (Kelsey) Kernell, Tessie Kernell, Jeremy (Julie) Seck, and Shana (Chris) Ceccoli, great grandchildren, Adalyn, William and Eli Kernell, Will, Luke and Claire Ceccoli, Brady and Charlie Seck, siblings Violet Toth, Dan (Judy) Kernell, Jean (Louie) Nelson, Lorena Tellman, John Kernell, Norman (Belinda) Kernell, sister-in-law Marie Kernell, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Bernice (Holmes) and step-father G.A. Watson, and his two brothers Lynn Roy, and Bill Kernell. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights. Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at the First Congregational UCC on Main Street in Berlin Heights. Pastor Casey Cain will be officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to Back To The Wild 4504 Bardshar Rd, Castalia, OH 44824 or the First Congregational UCC PO Box 66 Berlin Heights, Ohio 44814.

Public Viewing

Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home
38 South Street
Berlin Heights, OH 44814

Funeral Service

Date & Time:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Berlin Heights First Congregational United Church of Christ
5 East Main Street
Berlin Heights, OH 44814
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