Charles F. “Punk” Kehres

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 12/16/2008 14:00:00

New Washington OH 12/17/2008 11:00:00

Charles F. “Punk” Kehres, age 75, of New Washington, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio. He was born on June 12, 1933 in Huron Co., Ohio to the late Isadore and Eleanor (Smith) Kehres and has lived in New Washington, Ohio all of his life. He was a 1951 graduate of New Washington High School and had been employed with the former Kaple Lumber Company for 47 years. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington and the Knights of Columbus Council # 1718. He was an U.S. Army veteran and a member of the New Washington American Legion Post #405. Punk enjoyed riding his bike, collecting buckeyes to share with everyone he knew, collecting memorabilia for his museum, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette (Huffman) Kehres, whom he married April 18, 1953; 2 daughters and spouses, Charlene and Tim Mullins of Dayton and Mary and Brian Bevier of Norwalk; 4 sons and spouses, Joe and Laurie Kehres of Ontario; Dave and Jenny Kehres of Westerville; Pete and Nikki Kehres of New Washington; and Matt Kehres of Palm Bay, FL; 9 grandchildren, Dan (Leni) Mullins of Marysville; Erica (Kyle) Garner of Westerville; Braden Kehres of Ontario; Heather, Christina and Michael Kehres of Westerville; Koda Kehres of New Washington; Paul Bogan of Palm Bay, FL; and Kayla Bevier of Norwalk; eight brothers and sisters, Ruth Rice of Willard; Alice Alt of Willard; Louise Roth of Willard; Kathleen Leber of Monroeville; Marilyn Kraft of New Washington; Roman Kehres of Troy; James Kehres of Bucyrus; Bill Kehres of Shelby; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cat of eleven years, “Scat.”
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Phillip Kehres; a grandson, Jeff Mullins; a sister, Joan Ehresman; two brothers, Leonard and Victor Kehres.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio, where there will be a prayer service at 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington with Father Tommy Rodrigues and Father Frank Kehres officiating. Burial will be at the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bernard’s School Endowment Fund or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Kim Fischer - Dec 28, 2008

To the Kehres family,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Kehres. He sure was a great volleyball fan as I remember many a match where he was cheering on Mary and the Beavers. I know he is missed but, for those who knew him, we have been blessed.
Kim Fischer

Randy Pifher - Dec 18, 2008

Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing…. Know that you and your family will be in my prayers.. I’ts been a long time, wish I could see you before you go back to Florida… Try to get in touch…

Brian and Ruthie Klopp and Family - Dec 17, 2008

Jeanette & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Cheri Thomas - Dec 16, 2008

I Would like to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Kehres. At a time such as this words ring hollow, perhaps a bit of comfort can come from reflecting on Revelation 21:3, 4. There God promises to wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor pain nor sorrow be anymore the former things have passed away.” Soon our Creator will do away with everything that causes us pain or suffering. May you find the peace that God supplies. Sincerely Cheri Thomas

Mike, Autumn and Family - Dec 16, 2008

Joe and Family,
We are very sorry to hear about your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

Chris Daniel - Dec 16, 2008

Jeanette & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of Punk. I have many great memories of visits to your home, spending time talking, playing cards and enjoying a few laughs. I also remember serving Punk his favorite drinks at the K of C Hall, a shot of “Guke” and a “squirt” of beer. Dave & Jenny, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers from Massachusetts.
Chris Daniel

Sue Sanford - Dec 15, 2008

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are such a special person so I am sure your dad was, too!
I will be thinking of you and your family and sending prayers up for your peace and comfort as you grieve. I have been in your shoes and I know the pain. Blessings always,
Sue Sanford

Patrick D. Bawer - Dec 15, 2008

Dave, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. We all know that these are very difficult times and only our Faith in our Heavenly Father can sustain us and carry us through. Please be strong, I will keep you and your family in my prayers for his guidance.

John Brakus - Dec 15, 2008

Dave, I am sorry about the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Lynn Congos - Dec 15, 2008

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with you always and give you strength.

Maury & Monica Mills - Dec 15, 2008

Pete, we are really sorry to hear of your fathers death.Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
May you find comfort in treasured memories.

Jim Wechter - Dec 15, 2008

Matt, My deepest sympathy to you and the Kehres family. I pray for your strength and healing throughout this difficult time. Jim Wechter

Janet Coffman - Dec 15, 2008

Joe and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Dixie Elrod - Dec 15, 2008

Dear Jeanette,
I am so sorry to hear about Punk. I cannot remember a time, since I met you both that he did not make me laugh. He was a wonderful person and I know you will miss him. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.
Dixie Elrod
Your former Bankers Life agent.

carl,grace rader Dec 14, 2008

the rader family
carl,grace ,willet
your in your prayers

susan alt - Dec 14, 2008

To live in hearts we leave behind
is not to die.
While we are mourning the loss Punk, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil
susan alt

Liz Lidington - Dec 14, 2008

Dear Mary and Brian,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time as well as the holiday season.