Ronald Wayne Kernodle
From Lincoln, Nebraska (formerly Overland Park, Kansas)
Born on September 1, 1947.
Passed away on January 23, 2018.
Vietnam Veteran and retired Sergeant – Lenexa Police Department.
Suvivors: Wife, Toni (Adcock) Rice; Daughter, Kimberly Bergen and husband Greg;
Son, Ronald Kernodle; Step-son, Brian Rice and wife Amy; 6 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild.
Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of Life Service will be held in the future.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Ronald Wayne Kernodle
So sorry to hear a member of our alumni has passed. Although I didn’t know him well, I came to LPD in 87’, I did meet him. He seemed like a nice guy.
God rest you soul, Ron. Thanks for helping me in time of need long ago. And thank you for your military service and helping protect the good people of lenexa, kansas. Peace be with you for always!
So long to an old friend. Ron and I spent a lot of fun times together for many years. Lots of good memories, from skipping school, celebrating our birthdays together to many Sundays at the park. So long friend.
To Ron’s family – My family grew up with the Kernodle’s and I knew Ron as a baby and remember many experiences with Ron, Carol Anne and Jimmy. Our parents were best friends and took many trips together. My mother and Elizabeth were best friends and I lived with Jim and Elizabeth during the summer, working at the park. Remember when Ron almost blew his thumb off one July 4th shooting fireworks from the top of the concession stand and all us kids cleaning trash in the park on Monday mornings and riding in Jim’s old Model T truck. Carol Anne and I were like sisters growing up. So sorry for your loss.
I have known Ron for most of his 70 years. I met his parents when they were on a trip to Europe when he was just 12. They kindly invited me to spend the Summer with them in 1965 when he was 16. I spent 2 and a half years with them and became a member of the family. Over the many years, I have returned to the States and met up with Ron and his family, and his parents right up until 22 years ago. I have many memories that go back 60 years ago. It changed my life for which I am most thankful.
I have a photo of Ron and Karl Eggers taken when they were 16. Contact me if you would like me to forward it to your family.
My kindest wishes,