George Edward Kornahrens, 94 years old, entered into eternal rest, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, August 16, 2021. His funeral service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell Street at 12:00 p.m. Entombment, Magnolia Cemetery. Masks are required to enter the church. The family will receive friends Friday at the J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
George was born on May 6,1927 in Charleston, SC son of the late, William Edward Kornahrens and Margaret Jackson Kornahrens. He served in WWII in the Coast Guard and was a self-taught electrician and owned his own company, Charleston Electric on Romney St. George was a lifelong and active member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church where he served on church council. He was a lifelong member and past president of the Charleston Rifle Club and active in their bowling league. He was a member of the German Friendly Society, Deutscher Bruderliche Bund, Scottish Rite Mason and the Electrical Association of South Carolina.
George is survived by his son, Eddie Kornahrens (Laurie); daughters, Diane Hogue, Beverly Christ (Van), Cynthia Dawson and Tammy Tanner; stepson, John Oakley (Peggy); sister, Margaret DeStefano; brother William Kornahrens (Elaine); ten grandchildren: Daniel Naone (Holly), Leslie Carpenter (Scott), Mandy Rogers, Nick Christ, Phillip Dawson, Dana Dawson (Kyle), Katie Kornahrens (Kevin), Anna Miller (Corbett), Jonathan Hogue and Emily Kornahrens; three step-granddaughters Gracie McMurray (Corie), Abbey Oakley and Katie Oakley and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Hart Kornahrens; parents, Margaret and William; sons-in-law, Andrew Hogue and David Dawson and granddaughters, Megan and Chelsea Christ.
George lived his life to the fullest and will be missed by his family, friends and cat, Julius.
Many thanks to Home Instead morning care givers, our night care givers, Homestead Hospice nurses Lisa, Rose, and Lisa and special thanks to his sister Margaret for all the care she gave her brother.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Johannes Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell St, Charleston, SC 29401 or Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 714 Riverdale Dr, Charleston, SC 29407.