HOMER P. KINERK, 96, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, April 7, 2008. Born December 9, 1911, in Allen County, he was the son of the late Martin M. Kinerk and Edith L. Bovine. He retired after 24 years from K-mart at Baer Field, in 1976, to the farm he had lived on since 1941. He was a farmer and coon hunter most of his life. He was a Master Mason, 32nd degree Mason and Scottish Rite member. He was first president of SS Kresge Warehouse Credit Union; vice president of the Allen County Coop for many years; president of Prairie Grove Cemetery for 40 years; and attended Waynedale United Methodist Church as long as he was able. He trained coon hounds and was active in the food bank. He enjoyed playing euchre all of his life.

Surviving are his children, Tod (Rose) Kinerk of Salem, Missouri, Janet (Robert) Deihl of Elko, Nevada, Toby (Cheryl) Kinerk of Buffalo, N.Y., Niles Kinerk of Guilford, and Rony (Sylvia) Zigler of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin; one sister, Rosylin Standiford of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen I. (Rhodes) on December 25, 1984; wife, E. Maxine (Rhodes) (Zigler) on January 3, 2008; brother, Clifford Kinerk; sister, Beatrice Henschen; three daughters-in-law; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service was Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St., Fort Wayne, with visitation two hours prior. Visitation was Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.

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