Elizabeth Evelyn Therese Kern, 10, of Clarissa, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 14, 2007, at Lakewood Health Systems, Staples, due to an allergic reaction.
She was born May 4, 1997, in Wadena to Dustin and Bonnie (Dahlvang) Kern. She attended St. John Vianney for the first through fourth grades. She enjoyed scrapbooking, swimming, tubing and riding three-wheelers. She was the oldest granddaughter and always watched over the younger children. She enjoyed family gatherings. She loved to help with the babies.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 18 at St. John Vianney Church in Round Prairie, Minn., with the Rev. Michael Johnson as celebrant. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Wadena. Honorary pallbearers were Jonathan Dahlvang, David Dahlvang, Jesse Kern, Joshua Nanik, James Middendorf and Kaleb Dahlvang. Active pallbearers were Steven Dahlvang, Ryan Peterson, Jeremiah Kern, Shane Kern, Fred Kern Jr. and Seth Kern. Arrangements were handled by Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena.
Survivors include her parents, Dustin Kern, Jeremiah and Bonnie Kern; brother, Seth Kern; sisters, Stephanie, Ashley, Jillian and Katherin of Clarissa; grandparents, Fred Kern, Patricia (Brian) Kounkel, Anna (Ronald) Martak, Bernard (Pam) Dahlvang and Patricia (Darrell) Wilson; great-grandmothers, Evelyn Dahlvang, Pearl Wilson, Mary Jane Nevin and Vera Westra; aunts and uncles, Steven (Lianna) Dahlvang, Nicole (Joseph) Mollner, David, John, and Megan Dahlvang, Jennifer (James) Middendorf, Kimberly (Kevin) Wilson, Frederick (Michele) Kern Jr., Erica (Dana) Cooper, Gabrielle Kern, Jesse Kern and Shane (Amanda) Kern; cousins Kaleb and Violet, Heileigh, Justin, Anika, Abbigail, Stephan, Emily, Elaina, Tootie, Elissa, Preston and Tyler; as well as numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by great-great-grandfather Antone Kern; great-grandfathers Robert Nevin, Paul Dahlvang, William McCormick, Perry Kern, Edward Kenny, Charles Kelly, Sr. and Charles Wilson; great-grandmothers Alyce Kern, Cecelia Kenny and Melvina Kelly; and aunt Stephanie Kern.