Fred Kern, age 76, of Lismore, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home. He was born May 20, 1938, in Adrian, to Lawrence and Mary (Altman) Kern. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School.
Fred began farming with his father and brother Don at a young age. He eventually took over the family farm near Lismore and operated the farm for over sixty years.
He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore; and the Knights of Columbus. Fred enjoyed bowling. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Gophers, Twins & Vikings.
Fred is survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Kern, Adrian; brother-in-law, Jim Pass, Minneapolis; eleven nieces & nephews; twenty seven great nieces & nephews; and seven great great nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Pass; brother, Donald Kern; and an infant sister, Phyllis Kern.
Funeral Mass will be 1pm Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Lismore, officiated by Fr. Gerald Kosse. Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Lismore.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Adrian, is in charge of arrangements.
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