October 12, 1938 - July 10, 2014
Clarence G. Kernstock
Mr. Kernstock passed away early Thursday morning, July 10, 2014 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Age 75 years. He was born October 12, 1938 in Frankenlust Township to the late Gerhard and Lydia (Helmreich) Kernstock. Clarence was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Frankenlust, he was actively involved with the Keryx Prison Ministries, Michigan Youth Challenge and retired as auto mechanic. Clarence enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, growing flowers, raising roosters, cooking, four wheeling, skeet shooting and most of all he had a great love for his dog; Roly.
He is survived by his wife Marian (Leinberger) Kernstock whom he married on January 1, 1995, four children; Allen Kernstock, Steven (Candy) Kernstock, Terry Kernstock, Sherry (Todd) Knoerr and the mother of his children; Judith Kernstock, two step children; Brian (Donna) Leinberger and Susan Leinberger, eight grandchildren; Shena, Terry, Joshua and Courtney Kernstock,Joe Saumier, Aric and Austen Davis and Cory (Kenisha) Leinberger, three great grandchildren, three sisters; Marie Hendrick, Gladys (Bernie) Wenglikowski and Hilda Dijak , one brother; Harvey (Sue) Kernstock and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one infant brother; Howard Kernstock and one brother-in-law; Patrick Hendrick.
Funeral and Committal Services will take place Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Frankenlust. Officiating will be Rev. Paul D. Theiss with private inurnment in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Saturday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mr. Kernstock will be taken to the church on Sunday to lie in state from 1:00 p.m. and until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Keryx Prison Ministry, Michigan Youth Challenge Retreat or the donor’s favorite charity.