Leonard Taylor Kernen, 85, of Prospect passed away peacefully in his home on the river that he dearly loved.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928 in Frankfort, the son of the late Ernest Lloyd Kernen and Pauline Taylor Kernen.
Leonard worked for the state of Kentucky in Frankfort, and retired as vice president from First National Bank in Louisville. He was a Marine Corp. Veteran, having proudly served during the Korean Conflict.
At the end, Leonard was in the place he loved, surrounded by a lifetime of memories that he shared with his wife, family and friends. He was active until his last days and enjoyed cooking, traveling and entertaining. In his younger years, he was an avid runner and cyclist.
Leonard would always say, “I am a lucky guy,” sometime during each conversation. We were lucky to have him for a father and we will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Dunlap Kernen; brother, Ernest Lloyd Kernen Jr.; and a sister, Jean Kernen Moses.
Leonard is survived by his two daughters, Mitsi Kernen Brown (Kevin) of Lake Charles, La., and Polly Kernen Hart (Doug) of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Jeb Brown of Chicago, Chad Brown (Hillary) of Dallas, Texas, Alex, Hannah and Drew Hart, all of Cincinnati. He is also survived by his sisters, Estelle Kernen, SCN, and Joyce Kernen, SCN, both of Nazareth.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, 710 Pisgah Road, Versailles with burial in the cemetery there at the church. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville.
Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity. www.RattermanS.com.