Charles “Charlie” Patrick Kerntz

Charles “Charlie” Patrick Kerntz, 73, of Ely, passed away May 3rd, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer in his home on White Iron Lake.
He was born on March 17th, 1949, to Charles and Margaret Kerntz in Ely, MN. Charlie attended Ely High School and graduated in 1967. He spent his days working for Ralph Swanson Construction, fishing and listening to music on his deck. He met his life partner, Margie, in 1985 and welcomed seven young stepchildren into his life.
Charlie is survived by his partner Margie, stepchildren, cousins, niece and nephew, countless grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Ann (Kerntz) Germscheid, stepdaughter Kelly Kowarsch, granddaughter Kirja Mae Kishel, and friend/son-in-law Frank “Nippy” D. Puzel.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.