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William "Ernie" Kennedy

July 2, 1962 — November 2, 2020

Biography: William "Ernie" Kennedy, 58 of Bucyrus, OH passed away with his wife Karen "Katt" sitting by his side.  Ernie loved campfires, fishing, Busch Light beer, and big fat deer!   

Ernie was born July 2, 1962 to the late Ruth Maxine Watkins and in addition to her was preceded in death by his step father John Watkins.  On December 23, 2007 he married Karen "Katt" (Cooley) Kennedy.  Ernie is also leaves behind daughter Shandi Harmon; son Tony Topping; grandson Peyton Topping all of Bellefontaine; step grandson Tristan Lawhun; step sons Matthew Lawhun and Kaliff Tanner; brother Bob Kennedy of Bucyrus; sisters Sharon Craig, Shirley Queen, Becky Locey, Franny Kennedy all of Bellefontaine, OH; Sisters in laws Theresa and Becky Noggle; brother in laws Bill and Ted Cooley; nieces and nephews that include special niece Liberty; and his fur babies "Puddinhead", "Chewy", and "Puddytat". 
Ernie graduated from Bellefontaine H. S. in 1980 and moved back to this area 15 years ago from South Carolina.  For the past 15 years he worked at MTD. 

The family will be holding private services at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and through the funeral home and expressions of sympathy can be left at
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