Henry L. Kernats, 95
Nov. 19, 1921 — Nov. 26, 2016
Henry L. Kernats passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Luther Manor at River Oaks in Mequon. He was 95 years old.
Henry was born on Nov. 19, 1921, in Milwaukee to Frank and Louise (nee Arnold) Kernats. On April 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Harriet A. (nee Bever) Kernats at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The couple settled on 37th Street in Milwaukee and raised their family. They moved to Cedarburg after Henry retired from Hercules Inc. in 1983. He attended St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and was a member of the Cedarburg American Legion Post 288. He took great pride in his active participation with the American Legion, often volunteering his time at various events. Henry was an avid bowler, participated in the Softball Senior League and loved rooting for his grandchildren at their sporting events. He had an infectious sense of humor, which everyone loved. He will be dearly missed at the Luther Manor at River Oaks, where he played harmonica and sang for his fellow residents.
Henry is survived by his two daughters: Patty (James) Abraham of Cedarburg and Kathy Nuetzel of Germantown. He is further survived by four grandchildren: Christopher (Stacy) Abraham of Vernon, Keith (May) Nuetzel of Mequon, Brad (Stacey) Abraham of West Bend and Ashley Nuetzel of Milwaukee; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Millie Chmielewski of West Allis and Laura Kernats of Lena. Henry is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Harriet and four brothers: Rudy (Catherine), Joseph, Emil (Marion), and Frank Kernats.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, 53012 at 7 p.m. Father Justin Lopina will preside. Full Military Honors will follow. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. He will be entombed with his wife Harriet at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee the following day.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers at the Luther Manor at River Oaks and Vitas Hospice for all the compassion they provided Henry.
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