The Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Kern, of rural Bluegrass, was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Bluegrass with Father Lauren Germann as celebrant.
With family at her side, Margaret, age 98, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at her home near Bluegrass, MN.
Margaret was born to Guy and Gertrude (Maher) Dougherty on July 26, 1920, in Deuel County, SD. Margaret graduated from Madison High School, Madison MN, in 1936, received her Teacher's Certification and taught various country schools in southern Minnesota and Wadena County. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Bemidji State and taught school at Sebeka until her retirement in 1983.
On July 16, 1946, Margaret and Clement "Clem" Kern were united in marriage at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Bluegrass, where she was a member for the rest of her life. Her days were filled with the many tasks of raising seven children on their farm east of Bluegrass. Margaret was an avid reader and enjoyed reciting poetry. She loved the outdoors, flowers and birds. In retirement, quilting became her passion, having made hundreds of quilts for family, neighbors and friends. Margaret was an inspiration to many people with her positive outlook on life and her faith.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Babe, Kay, Annarose and Mike.
Left to hold Margaret in their memories are her sons Gary, Gene (Jan), and Jack (Ronda), all of Sebeka; daughters, Barbara (John) Runck of Olathe, KS, Trudy (Murlyn) Kreklau of Sebeka, Laurie (Jim) Wolf of Monument, CO and Mitzi (Mike) Blanchard of Muskego, WI; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Margaret's granddaughters and active pallbearers were her grandsons.
Burial was in St. Hubert's Catholic Cemetery, east of Bluegrass, MN.
Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena, MN (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)