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Kenneth J. Berends

February 17, 1932 - May 11, 2013
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Kenneth J. BERENDS age 81 of Auburn Twp. died May 11, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1932 in Cleveland to Fred “Chick” and Elizabeth (nee: Hudec) Berends, he has been a longtime area resident. He was the dear husband and best friend of Shirley (nee: Johnson) Berends of Auburn Twp.; father to MaryContinue Reading

Debbie Chubb left a message on May 14, 2013:
Kenny was quite possibly the best role model to my sons that I could ever ask for. His patience and guidance is something I will never forget. From the time they were born.. Corey and Aaron loved spending time with him and soaking up everything they could when it came to cars and trucks and life in general. He was a wonderful husband to my sister and his love for her was obvious to me and everyone around them. He was a remarkable person and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with my sister & his children during this difficult time.
Janice Black left a message on May 14, 2013:
Mrs. Berends, Bev and Mary,I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May you have many Blessings in you healing process.Janice Black
Patsy Grecar left a message on May 14, 2013:
Shirley and Family,I am very sorry to hear Kenny passed. You have my sincere condolences. May God be with you in these difficult times.
Jennifer Clapper left a message on May 14, 2013:
Mrs. Berends, It brought tears to my eyes when I received your call. My thought and prayers are with you. I will miss my little talks with Kenny.
Beverly left a message on May 14, 2013:
Its hard to imagine never talking to Dad again. He taught me so many things.... how to be independent but still ask for help when you're in over your head .... how to be tough because life is hard, but still keep that soft, sensitive side so people will still like you. He taught me how to shoot a gun. He taught me how to work on my Volkswagon when I was a teenager. He taught me to be kind to animals. He taught me how to shoot pool and we were quite a team in the bars -- it was a good time! I remember Dad bringing home stray animals when he was an over-the-road trucker -- we always wondered what he might bring home this time! Dad lived a long, full life and I doubt that he had any regrets. So rest in peace Dad. You've left behind some great memories!
gene williams left a message on May 13, 2013:
we're sorry to hear about kenny,we had many good conversations over the years. our condolences to shirley and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you. gene the barber
GREG & DAVE, CARS AUTOBODY left a message on May 13, 2013:
SHIRLEY WE WILL TRUELY MISS KENNY'S SMILE AND STORYS WHEN HE CAME AROUND ALMOST EVERY MORNING. HE WAS A VERY NICE GUY.GREG & DAVE
GREG & DAVE, CARS AUTOBODY left a message on May 13, 2013:
SHIRLEY WE WILL TRUELY MISS KENNY'S SMILE AND STORYS WHEN HE CAME AROUND ALMOST EVERY MORNING. HE WAS A VERY NICE GUY.GREG & DAVE
Tina Goebelt left a message on May 13, 2013:
Aunt Shirley, I am so saddened by your loss. I love you and am praying for you to be strong in the Lord. I love you, Tina and children (Caitlin/Nathan)
Peggy Arnosk left a message on May 13, 2013:
It was about 56 years ago when we first met and I remember how kind you were to 'SPECKS' girlfriend. This is the name you gave your cousin Gary and it stuck for years. . There was a bond between you two that was thicker than water, I called it BEER. Well Kenny, now you and Gary can laugh all through eternity telling stories, that only you two would understand.You will be missed by all who knew you and loved you.SPECKS wife,Peggy
Chuck and Joanie Dillon left a message on May 13, 2013:
Kenny's ready smile and willingness to always help others is remembered with gratitude. Some of his legendary truck driving stories will be around for a long time. RIP Kenny.
John Lewber Jr left a message on May 12, 2013:
Sorry to hear about Kenny. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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