Saturday, July 10, 2010

Obituary - Kern

[The name of the newspaper nor a date were listed with this obituary.]

Anton Kern

Funeral services were held at St. Hubert's church at Blue Grass Friday for Anton Kern, Sr., prominent farmer, saw-mill and threshing machine operator since 1880, who died Tuesday at his home. Rev. Van Rooey officiated. Six of his grandchildren were pall-bearers--Clement, Edward, Jerome, Ernest, Herman, and Martin Kern.

Mr. Kern is survived by his invalid wife and thirteen children, all of whom were present at the funeral except three daughters who are Notre Dame Sisters--Sr. M. Ermelinda (Tracy), Sr., M. Antona Martha and Sr, M. Herman Joseph (Lillie). Relatives coming for the service were S.M. Georgia of Moorhead, Mr. and Mrs. John Scheurer and Mrs. Anna Scheurer and Mrs. Clem Scheurer of Mankato; Mrs. Will Koenig of Long Prairie and Mrs. John Kern of Corpus Christie, Texas, and Rev. Joe Snysers, of Onamia, a former pastor.

He was born in Germany and came to America with his parents at the age of 9, living first at Oskosh, Wis., and later at Mankato. In 1879 he came to Wadena. In 1880 he married Catherine Scheurer of Mankato and they settled on the farm in Blue Grass now owned by his son, Simon.

He and his two brothers established a sawmill and retail lumber business in 1883 which was operated under the name Kern Bros. until 23 years ago when Anton Kern retired. He was also one of the first steam powered threshing machine operators in the country, which enterprise is now continued by his sons Adam, Frank and Simon.

He was a life-long members of the Catholic church and a member of the Holy Name Society.

Memorial Card - Marshall

In Memory Of
Robert L. Marshall
June 16, 1981
Entered Into Rest
October 18, 1971
Thursday October 21, 1971
2:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
Pastor Ray Lindholm
Mrs. Russell Carter
Mr. Russell Carter
'The Old Rugged Cross'
'How Great Thou Art'
Charles Lord Donald Zeller
Donald Fern Dr. Vern Schuckhart
Dale Pike Russell Wilcox
Blue Grass Cemetery
Jones Funeral Home
Park Rapids, Minnesota

John 3:16 posted on the left inside of card

Back of the card states
"Will those driving in the procession kindly turn on headlights for safety."

On behalf of the family, we wish to express
their gratitude for your kindnesses
evidenced in thought and deed, and for
your attendance at this service.

Memorial Card - Westin

In Memory Of
Jonas August Westin
December 3, 1884 ~ July 9, 1959
Services July 11, 1959
11:00 A.M.

Salas Brothers
Funeral Home

Rev. R.E. Segerhammar, Officating
Richard Ryder, Vocalist
Bernice Smith, Organist


Eric Bystrom Henry Perkins
H.E. Bystrom Birger Wickstrom
Burt Ravizza Ted Linden

Interment: Masonic Temple

The 23rd psalm is printed on the left side of this card.