Richard W.


PENDLETON [mdash] Richard W. "Dick" Kern, 78, passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at Greenfield Healthcare Center.
He was born October 1, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was a Pendleton resident since 1974.
Dick retired from General Motors Corporation as a welder in 1996 following 30 years of service.
He was a 1959 graduate of Alexandria High School and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Dick was of the Catholic faith. He was active in model railroading and was a member of Muncie Modular Club and Anderson Train Collectors Club.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia M. "Patsy" (Hensley) Kern, whom he married October 23, 1965; children, Timothy Kern of Anderson, Cathy (John) Davis of Greenfield, Jeffrey (Gene) Kern of Greenfield and Andrew (Rosalie) Kern of Pennville; sister, Judy (William) Summitt; special grandson, Austin Stewart and several other grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Matthew Stewart.
Services will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton with Father Robert Williams officiating.
Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lahm Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service.
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Published on September 10, 2019
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