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Dalores Mae Kern

Dalores Mae Kern

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

Dalores Mae Kern was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota to Alex and Eva (Schela) Kuntz on May 12, 1932. They moved to Sebeka, Minnesota 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 Kern at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Bluegrass, Minnesota. 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; 32 great-grandchildren; siblings Marlene (Myron) Bertrang of LeSueur, Donald (Mary) Kuntz of Glenwood, Robert (Mary) Kuntz of Burnsville, and Kathleen (Eugene) Wellmann of Hanska.

Dalores is preceded in death by her husband Ken; her parents; 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 visitation 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 Funeral Chapel in Pine City.

Cards of condolence may be sent to: The Kern Family, 15160 Quinalt St. N.E., Columbus, MN 55025.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:

Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.