Rudolph Kernz, 94, of Lecanto, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Brentwood Healthcare. He was born June 9, 1919, to Joseph and Mary (Kovach) Kernz in Rouch, Minn., and came to Florida 34 years ago from Loyal, Wis. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a World War II
Air Corps Veteran and was honorably discharged in 1945. He was a retired dairy farmer having worked the farm for 35 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Kernz and three brothers, Joe, Phillip and Tony Kernz. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Edith Kernz of Lecanto; sons, Jim and wife Dawn of Citrus Springs, John of Homosassa, Steve of Keil, Wis., Kenny of Slinger, Wis., Bob of Lecanto, David and wife Kim and Donald and wife Sandy both of Homosassa; daughters, Mary Jo Whittrock and husband John of Rhinelander, Wis., Carol Kohel and husband Charles of Edgar, Wis., Patty Keen and husband Marv of Wausau, Wis., and Sandy Dixon of Homosassa; 29 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory of Crystal River. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464.