Thursday, January 14th, 2010
George Kerns, 55, 523 Maple St., Celina, and formerly of Maine, California and Indiana, died at 10:25 a.m. Jan. 13, 2010, at his home. Death was due to cancer.
He was born March 12, 1954, in Coldwater to Jack and Mary Ellen McIntosh Kerns. On Sept. 11, 1976, he married Teressa Dull, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Neil E. Kerns and Seth F. (Kristen) Kerns, all of Celina; four brothers, Chris (Carole) Kerns, Tim (Sally) Kerns, and Theodore (Allison) Kerns, all of Washington, D.C., and Michael (Kelli) Kerns, Celina; three sisters, Jaclyn Monahan, Connie (Jim) Fleck, and Barbara (Jim) Dabbelt, all of Celina; and two grandchildren.
He worked at North American Van Lines and the Kerns Auto Group. A 1972 Celina High School graduate, he attended the Orange Coast Community College in California. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Celina, and was active in its youth ministry and musical group. He served in the Emmaus community and prison ministry and was an ambassador with the Celina/Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Jeff Conrad and Kim Miller officiating. His body is to be cremated.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions can be made to the Community Health Professionals, Celina, the Cancer Association of Mercer County or the Mercer County Relay for Life.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.