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Dalores Mae Kern

May 12, 1932 — January 20, 2018

Dalores Mae Kern passed away on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in Anoka at the age of 85.

Dalores was born in Devils Lake, ND, to Alex and Eva (Schela) Kuntz on May 12, 1932. They moved to Sebeka, MN, when Dalores was in elementary school, where her family owned and operated the Sebeka Bakery. Dalores graduated from Sebeka High School in 1950, and on November 12, 1951, Dalores married Kenneth A. Kern at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Bluegrass, MN. They had eight children who became the center of their lives. Dalores’ heart was broken on April 19th, 1979 when Ken died. She never remarried but dedicated the rest of her life to caring for their youngest child Matt who has Down Syndrome. Dalores loved having coffee with friends and family and was very proud of the fact that she had 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was excited every time a new child was born into the family.

Dalores is survived by daughters Cheryl Kern of Ramsey; Virginia (Tu) Tran of Coon Rapids and their children Joseph, Peter (Kate), Mari (Steve) Hobday, Paul (Nicole), and Elizabeth (Andrew) Stulac; Bridget (Jon) Juenger of Austin and their sons Jordan (Kyrie), Aaron (Kaitlyn), Stephen, and Kevin; Corinne (John) McKenzie of Braham and their children Sister Mary Angela, Laura, Sr. Mary Patrick, Philip, and Caroline; Brenda (Ron) Miller of Columbus and their children Lucas (Gina), Adam (Marina), Sr. Rose Marie, Christina, Sr. Mary Esther, Benjamin, Victoria, and Magdalena; sons Michael (Laura) Kern of Trimont and their children Patrick (Monica), Daniel (Emily), Leah (Dayn) Besel, Katelyn, and Erin (Patrick) Eustice, Elly Swanson, Evan Swanson, and Erin Swanson; Max (Stephanie) Kern of Great Falls, MT and their children Bethany, Kenneth, Alex, Gemma, and Anthony; Mathew Kern of Cold Spring; great-grandchildren Emily and Ethan Tran; Michael, Sarah, Noah, Mary, and Gianna Tran; Gabby, Drew, Maggie, Jude, Claire, and Will Hobday; Alexia, Grace, and Chael Kern; Brennan, Nora, Quinton and Lincoln Kern; Kaleigh, Carson, Halle and Rylan Besel; Braydon Kern; Rylie, Elizabeth, and Patrick Eustice; Jude, Zita, and Ivan Miller; Gabriel Miller; siblings Marlene (Myron) Bertrang of LeSueur, Donald (Mary) Kuntz of Glenwood, Robert (Mary) Kuntz of Burnsville, and Kathleen (Eugene) Wellmann of Hanska.

Dalores was preceded in death by her husband Ken; her parents Alex and Eva Kuntz; and her infant sister Mary.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Dalores; 10:30 AM Wednesday (1/24/18) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City with a time of visitaion and reviewal one hour prior to Mass in the St. Anthony Commons.  Visitation and reviewal is also planned for Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM with a 7:30 PM Rosary at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City.  The interment will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pine City.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:
The Kern Family
15160 Quinalt Street NE
Columbus, Minnesota 55025

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:
Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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