Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Obituary - Kern




Clara Kern

Funeral services were con-
ducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
from Blue Grass St. Hubert
Catholic church for one of  Leaf
River Township and Wadena
county's earlier pioneers.

Clara Kern, 84, passed away of 
an apparent heart attack Sunday,
March 21, 1971.

She was born to parents Anton
and Kathryn Kern in Leaf River
township March 9, 1887 and at-
tended Wadena County Schools.
She, along with her pioneer
family were instrumental in the
establishment of the St. Hubert
Catholic church parish which has
prospered and grown.

Miss Kern was a faithful
member of St. Hubert's of
Bluegrass and was active in the
church until her death.

Left to mourn her passing are
five brothers Adam, Frank,
Peter and Simon all of rural
Sebeka; Anton of Wadena;
sisters, Mary Kern and Mrs.
Kathryn Lorentz of Staples;
Sister Ermalinda and Sister
Antona of Elm Grove, Wisconsin;
Sister Herman Joseph, Waseca,
Minn,; and Mrs. Frank (Agatha)
Kempf of rural Wadena.

Father William Koska of-
ficiated at the final rites and 
internment was in St. Hubert's
Catholic cemetery near
Bluegrass. Arrangements were
by Messer-Johnson Memorial
Home.


Date nor name of newspaper was attached.