Aaron Lee Kerns, 72, of Clayton, Mich., died March 24, 2020, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.
He was born in Clarksburg, W.V., on Sept. 10, 1947, to Robert and Norma Jean (Poole) Kerns. On Nov. 1, 1969, he married the love of his life, Sue Smith, in Wauseon and she survives.
Lee owned and operated KP Precision, a machine tool company, in Fayette, Ohio, for more than 30 years. A proud United States Army veteran, Lee served in the Vietnam War where he earned a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Harrison (Michigan) American Legion Post 404.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time Up North. He was an avid Jeep enthusiast. His favorite pastime was his family, especially his five grandchildren. He could be counted on to be in attendance at every sporting event.
Aaron is survived by his wife; his mother; twin sister Sharon (and Leonard) Lucas; sons Shawn (and Kristine) and Scot (and Lori) Kerns; grandchildren Peyton, Hannah, Katelyn, Nicholas and Aubrey Kerns.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Diane Yarter.
A private interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich. A Celebration of Life luncheon for friends and family will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci American Legion Post 368.