Ted E Kerndt

September 21, 1941March 9, 2018

Ted E. Kerndt passed away March 9, 2018, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center. He was 76. Ted was born on September 21, 1941 in Denver, Colorado and was raised by his grandparents in Salida, Colorado. He served honorably in the United States Navy for three years. Ted worked at the Climax Molybdenum Mine for several years and lived in Denver, Colorado for ten years before moving to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1977. He later worked at the Gary Refinery and for School District 51. Ted was a total outdoorsman enjoying his passions of fly fishing and photography. He enjoyed filming his trips with Sandy to Hawaii and Alaska. Many memories were made on favorite getaways across Colorado that he would record and transfer to DVD. Ted leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lepp; a daughter, Celina Kerndt; stepdaughter, Stephanie (Jared) Detton; and stepchildren: Louie (Roxanne) Dussex, Jacque Dussex, Todd (Maggie) Dussex of Denver and step grandson, Christopher Ball. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090 North 12th Street, #B, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Friends and family may leave their condolences in the guestbook at


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Rudy & Char Carbajal

March 20, 2018

I worked with Ted at Gary Refining and we had a lot of fun at work and away from work. Lost touch with him over the years but would think of him at times. Rest in peace my friend. Char and I both enjoyed your friendship.