Joe Kernke

Joe Kernke Collection

Joe Kernke Collection

When Joe C. Kernke, Sr. and Ralph H. Smith established Smith and Kernke Funeral Directors in 1939, they pledged to provide the finest care with the widest range of options available. At that time funeral homes operated the ambulance services, both men would take the calls. 

 For more than 70 years, that dedication to the community has been reflected through service to business, civic,...

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