Daniel J. Kennerk

09/29/1952 - 09/28/2021


Obituary For Daniel J. Kennerk

Daniel Kennerk passed away September 28, 2021. Born in Fort Wayne Indiana on September 29, 1952, Dan committed his life to serving others. From October 1971 to September 1974, Dan served in the US Army. He then went on to graduate from from De Pauw University, and he relocated to the Bay Area where he has been a Fremont resident for over forty years.

For many years, Dan was a dedicated volunteer with the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Alameda County. He had a Career Counseling/Resume business and then worked for the State Employment Development Department for nineteen years. He retired in October 2019 after serving as a Veterans Employment Representative.

Dan is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Sally; two children Jeffrey and Jamie; his sister Judy Finke; his brothers Harry, Steve and Tom; and his nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Helen, his brothers Tim and John, his sister Hannah Wilson and brother in-laws Peter Finke and Richard Wilson.

His Vigil will be held from 6pm-8pm on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Fremont Chapel of the Roses, 1940 Peralta Blvd., Fremont. His Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., Fremont at 10am on Tuesday, October 12. Interment will be at the San Joaquin Valley Veterans Cemetery located in Santa Nella.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society of Alameda County or the Bay Area Tumor Institute. Dan will truly be missed by all of his family and friends. He has left us with many fond memories.


11 Oct


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
11 Oct

Vigil Service

06:30 PM

Fremont Chapel Of The Roses 1940 Peralta Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
12 Oct

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 37588 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA 94536 Get Directions »
12 Oct


02:30 PM

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 West McCabe Road Santa Nella, CA 95322 Get Directions »
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  • 05/20/2022

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Dan's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I was very fortunate to work with Dan for 10 years at the Fremont EDD Office. Providing job services and labor market information to veterans, you couldn't ask for a more dedicated and conscientious individual. Dan will be greatly missed. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • 05/15/2022

    I was very surprised and saddened to hear about Dan passing. I worked with Dan in the Fremont EDD office as a Veteran's Representative. Dan helped many veterans find employment and also housing in the Bay Area. He will be missed very much by the people he helped.

  • 10/08/2021

    We are saddened to hear of Dan's passing. May he be resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus. He always had the biggest smile and I can still hear his laugh. May God hold you today and in the days to come, and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Patrick & Karen Dutrow and Family

  • 10/06/2021

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Dan ! I am so thankful we were able to visit in July and share a few memories an laughs . I will have a mass said for him here at culver soon ! My thoughts and prayers will be with you Monday and Tuesday as you are saying goodbye until it is our time ! God Bless Terrance & Kathy Kelsey

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