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Kevin B. Kern

Kevin Bradley Kern, age 62 of Westerville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022. Kevin was born on January 21, 1960, to James Neil and Peggy Joyce (Page) Kern. A 1978 graduate of Amanda-Clearcreek, Kevin joined the Air National Guard after graduation. Before retiring, Kevin worked at Ohio State University and several other companies. He loved fishing, was a huge OSU fan and loved spending time with family and friends.

Kevin is survived by his daughter, Lily and son, Luke; parents, Neil and Peggy; sisters, Kim Ballinger and Kathy (Jim) Destadio; brother, K.C. (Shery) Kern; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his best friend, Dave Penrod and his ex-wife, Tuyet Kern.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-85156.

Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.

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Oh that laugh.....it was contagious and no matter where you were in the room it brought a smile to everyone in the room. You were always so sincere and caring. Even though as a child it seemed as if you towered 20ft above me you were always a safe person for us kids to be kids. Your brilliance was one of the many things that made me want to grow up to be just like my big cousin Kevin. I never told you what a positive role model you were and for that I'm sorry. To my family, especially his children, siblings and parents I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss! Prayers, love, and hugs to you all!

Frances Dillie Apr 21 2022 5:35 PM

Kev! I never wanted to write this note. I'm so sad to learn that you are no longer with us. 🥺 I'm even more sad to learn you passed April 3rd. My friend I'm sorry that I didn't know before now. I'm sorry of the distance since we last spoke. I was happy to know and call you and Tuyet friends. I know life's chapters didn't turn out as you hoped. I also know your pride and joy were named Lily and Lukey!💙 It's important to me that the world knows of your kind heart and contagious laugh! You never knew a stranger. I enjoyed working with you at dunnhumby and 84.51. I always enjoyed the fishing stories and hearing about your tenure at The Ohio State University. You were proud of your service as you should be. My promise to you is that I will continue to support the Wounded Warrior Project as I have before now and I have a friend Jamie Wells to hold me to that. RIP Kev! Until we meet again my friend. Love, Sunshine

Brandy Baker Apr 21 2022 4:34 PM

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Sunshine Apr 21 2022 4:32 PM

Please accept my sincerest condolences! I throughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know Kevin on several fishing trips to the French River in Canada. He was a good soul. He loved his family, especially his wife and children!! Sorry for your loss!
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Michael Neal Apr 21 2022 10:07 AM

way to soon brother we grew up together and ill always remember my sadness goes out for your family il see you on the other side

dave marshall port charlotte florida Apr 19 2022 5:36 PM

My condolences to his family and friends. Kevin was a great guy. We worked together at OSU Medical Center. He will be missed, Maria Gomez

Maria Apr 19 2022 1:56 PM

My condolences to his family. We were colleagues at OSU Medical Center and it was my honor to be his friend. We had some great times together playing Euchre and had a really special trip to Florida to see the Buckeyes in the Final Four. He will be missed.

Doug Small Apr 19 2022 8:00 AM

I was just getting to know Kevin through the Buckeye Boat Club but really enjoyed talking with him. We worked together putting in the docks on April second. It was a great day and we shared a lot of laughs. My deepest condolences to his family. God be with you all.

Eric Matovich Apr 17 2022 4:37 PM

I will miss that smile, the twinkle in your eyes and that huge laugh. Rehiring you was one of better decisions I made. We had some great times together. You will be missed.

Ron Kibbe Apr 16 2022 7:59 AM

So sad to learn if Kevin’s passing. I worked with him for several years at OSU. Sending condolences to his family and to all that loved him. He will certainly be missed.

Bonnie c Apr 15 2022 7:49 PM

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