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Robert J. "Bob" Kerntke passed from this life, joining his beloved wife in Heaven on April 21, 2017. Services for Bob will be held at 10 am Thursday, April 27 2017 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with burial immediately following at Sunset Memorial Garden. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bob was born in Stillwater March 14, 1954 to Henry "Bud" and Clara Kerntke. He graduated from C.E. Donart (Stillwater) High School in 1972, marrying his high school sweetheart, Ruby Sadler Kerntke in 1973.
Bob and Ruby spent the next twenty years making a home together across the globe as he served for the United States Army. Before his retirement in 1993, Bob served the country on military bases in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and twice in Germany. After his retirement, Bob was employed with Oklahoma State University building and maintenance services for 15 years; he retired a second time to care for Ruby in her final years.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Clara Kerntke and his wife, Ruby Sadler-Kerntke.

Bob is survived by his three children, Ronetta Kerntke, Stillwater, Roberta & Bart Douglas, Stillwater, Robert II & Siedina Kerntke, Stillwater; three granddaughters, Hannah & Abigail Douglas, Hailey Kerntke. He also leaves behind four siblings, Mike and Bonnie Kerntke, Mary Kerntke and Pam Stitt, Kenneth and Amy Kerntke, Karen and Ron Stump.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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