Bernard H. “Bernie” Kreinbrink

First Posted: 2/13/2008


Bernard H. "Bernie" Kreinbrink, 67, died at 2:20 p.m. Feb. 11, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 7, 1940, in Leipsic to Charles and Clara Vennekotter Kreinbrink, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 2, 1965, in Kalida, he married Agnes "Aggie" Erhart, who survives in Findlay.

Mr. Kreinbrink was a farmer and retired in 2003 from McNaughton-McKay Electric Co. after 26 years. He had also worked at Findlay Electric Supply and Whirlpool Corp., both in Findlay. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at Vorst Builders. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Findlay, for 42 years, where he was a Eucharistic minister, past president of the Holy Name Society, a member of the cemetery board and active in the Ministry of Praise.

He was a member of Council 957 Knights of Columbus, where he held several positions, including grand knight and district deputy. He had been a member of the Building Association, for several years, where he served several terms as president. He was a member of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus Pope Leo Council XIII, where he had been a past faithful navigator. He was a member of AMVETS Post 57, Leipsic, and American Legion Post 511, McComb. He was an Army National Guard veteran, serving from 1963 to 1969.

He enjoyed spending time with his family in work and in play. He also enjoyed watching sports and school activities, vacationing, fishing, playing cards, driving the tractor, working around the house and impressing the importance of being with family. His wide smile, sense of humor and helping hand will live in the memories of friends and family.

Survivors also include four children, Rodney (Heather) Kreinbrink, of Leesburg, Ga., Brian (Tracy) Kreinbrink, of Findlay, Amy (Brad) Jones, of Waterville, and Mark (Carrie) Kreinbrink, of McComb; 11 grandchildren, Jacob, Allison, Jenna, Alex, Jillian, Katelin, Madelin, Joshua, Anna, Caleb and Chloe; and a sister, Doris (Bob) Williams, of Ottawa.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Joseph and Thomas Kreinbrink; and a sister, Sister Mary Julene Kreinbrink.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church East, Findlay. Father Mike Hohenbrink will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fourth degree chalice presentation, both on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Completing Our Vision Capital Campaign, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, OH 45840; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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