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Condra Funeral Home

503 Talbot Street, Taylor, TX

OBITUARY

Kermit Ray Schernik

November 25, 1954January 12, 2020
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Kermit R. Schernik, age 65, of Taylor passed away on Saturday January 11, 2020. Kermit was a passionate man who enjoyed spending time outdoors, if it wasn’t during hunting season you could find him on his motorcycle or catching a baseball game or at Sunday Supper with his children and grandchildren. Kermit was an excellent marksman and gunsmith. He began his Law Enforcement career in 1974 with the U.S. Marine Military Police and ended in 2011 with the Austin Police Department, Kermit continued to serve in the military in both the state and national guard from 1989-2012. Not only was Kermit a dedicated public servant he was a devoted loving and loyal father, grandfather, Uncle and Brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Annie (Simcik) Schernik, and his brothers-in-law, Alfred Eiben and Jim Lillie. Kermit is survived by his children, Kyle Schernik, Kelly Schernik, and Emilie Hernandez and husband Frank; his grandchildren, Evelynn Schernik and Frank James Hernandez III; and his sister, Janet Eiben Lillie. A visitation will be held on Monday January 20, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at Condra Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on January 21, 2020 at 10 am at Condra Funeral home. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery. Celebration of life lunch will follow the burial at 5th and Vance Hall. In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to one of the many organizations that Kermit donated to including, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research, and Special Olympics.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Joe Munoz

January 21, 2020

I was honored to attend Austin Police Academy Class 69 with Kermit. Though I never had the pleasure to work along side with him during our careers. We always made time to speak to each other when the opportunity arose. Your passing is sad to me but in the same breath I'm envious that you are now at the right hand of our lord, Jesus Christ. You were a true gentleman and more importantly a great human being. You will be missed. May God bless you and rest your soul. RIP amigo.

David Johnston

January 20, 2020

My brother Marine, while you will be greatly missed in this world. We who are still here will carry on your tradition of helping others and loved ones. Then, when our time comes, the torch will pass to those who remain behind to carry on. Semper Fi Marine

Master Sergeant David H. Johnston, USMC Retired, Marine Corps League

Rick Sinsabaugh

January 19, 2020

A Man among men. A Son, a Brother, Father, Grandfather, a Friend , and A Marine. A Man of Service. One title Kermit was extremely proud of was a “Lawman”. Thank you Brother for you friendship and for your service. You will be missed. You answered the call, now May God rest your soul. Thank you!

Sharon Kaye Crabb-Rodriguez

January 19, 2020

Cousin Kermit..... thank you for your service in the Marines the National Guard and the Austin Police Department.... you will never be forgotten so this is not goodbye but see you again.... love your cousin Sharon and your Aunt Marie.... praying for your Family in their time of sorrow and loss. May only the good times be remembered.

Angela Pokorny

January 17, 2020

My dearest Texas family, it has been a true blessing to be able to become closer over the last four (4) years. Kermit, your Mom, Annie, and Janet mean the world to me. I will always remember how Annie and Kermit taught me how to play chicken foot at our Pokorny family reunions. Kermit will be greatly missed... he is now "sleeping with the angels" and will be watching over all of us. May God grant you comfort, peace, and hope.
Numbers 6:24-26.and Jeremiah 29:11

Jeananne Walker

January 16, 2020

I’m so sorry for the family’s loss, I always remembered Kermit as such a sweet guy that was so fun to be around. Y’all are in my prayers and know that God is wrapping his arms around y’all in love and peace

Gary Shelton

January 16, 2020

I met Kermit in 1963 when he and his family moved across the street from us....just a 9 year old kid that always wanted to be around us teenagers. I remember he was always talking about the military back then. He loved Fords....maybe because his parents had one or more. That skinny kid could almost outrun me in a foot race...almost! When I was 16 and he was 12 we moved out to the country and I kinda lost track of him and he was never in high school the same time I was but when he retired from APD and came back to Taylor to live, he and I saw and talked to each other several times....really enjoyed talking to him again after 50+ years.
I’ll miss him.

Elizabeth Gay (Betak)

January 16, 2020

We were so sadden to hear of your passing. God had his plan for you to rest so he took you home. You are an angel that will be watching over your family now. I enjoyed our last visit and it was so good to talk and catch up. I just can't thank you enough for all the times you would go by and check on my Mom and Dad and stay and visit. They enjoyed that so much and you made there day. You will be missed. Our prayers are with each of you at this time. Remember that glorious day when we will all meet again.
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Jerry, Elizabeth, Jenny Gay 🙏❤️

Judy Kropp

January 15, 2020

I pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters you and mends the pain as you move forward. My sincere condolences to the family.

Mary Hesalroad

January 15, 2020

I had the honor of working with Kermit on motors in the early nineties. I loved his dry sense of humor and his friendship. My thoughts are with everyone who loved him and will miss him.

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