Donna Mae Kernik

November 5, 1929 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 91)


Née Muench. age 91 of Roseville MN, passed away on April 21, 2021. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank. Survived by children, Steve (Linda), James (Judy), Alan (Jeyanthy), and Karilyn (Craig); grandchildren, Stephanie, Melinda, Dana (Saul) Kernik-Theisen, Lane, Divya, Nathan, Amanda (Andy) Kurkowski, Thomas Schrankler, and Adam Schrankler; great-granddaughter, Ava Kurkowski; sister, Shirley Beam; many nieces and nephews. Donna was born and raised on an Iowa farm. She taught elementary school in California and in Iowa where she met and married Frank. They started a family and moved to Roseville MN. Donna taught elementary school with flair for many years in the North St. Paul School District, having a positive and lasting impact on her students. After retirement she traveled the world, visiting over forty countries and all seven continents. Donna loved her family and was a grandma extraordinaire. Her lively personality, pleasant spirit and bright smile will be remembered by all who knew her. She is our “Forever Best”. A special thank you to the compassionate and devoted staff at The Arbor of EagleCrest in Roseville. A private service was held. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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