Charles Kerns

BELLE CENTER – Charles Kerns, 98, of Belle Center, passed away Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, at his home.

He was born in 1919 to the late Donald and Alcie (Allen) Kerns. Chuck married the former Maxine Pickering on Aug. 18, 1940; she preceded him in death in February 2004. He was also preceded in death by a son Jeffery Kerns and three brothers: Donald, Sidney, and Gene Kerns.

Chuck was active in sports and graduated from Belle Center High School. He was manager of the Belle Center Water Department for 20 years. He then worked as a machinist at Rockwell in Kenton until his retirement in 1980. He was an avid outdoorsman, expert gardener and legendary storyteller. Chuck dearly loved his children and grandchildren and faithfully supported them in all their sporting events and academics. He was a member of the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church.

Chuck is survived by his sons Jerry (Marilyn) Kerns of Nashville, Ind., and Rodney (Linda) Kerns of West Liberty; daughter-in-law Linda Kerns of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren: Valerie Elliott, Andy (Katy) Kerns, Katrina (Eric) Regula, Aricka (Ryan) Johnson, Maggie (Jeff) Smith, David (Heather) Kerns, Laura (Drew) Castle, Michael Kerns, and Jennie Kerns; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; a special friend Rosalyn Rinehart of Bellefontaine; his caregiver Jami Nance and her daughter Lauren.

Friends and family will gather at noon April 1, at the Memorial Building in Belle Center. We will celebrate by sharing stories of Chuck's many April Fool's Day pranks and other adventures!

The family was assisted with arrangements by the EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, Belle Center; online condolences may be expressed at

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Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home
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Belle Center, OH 43310
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Published in Weekly Currents from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2017
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