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Junior Wayne Kern

October 6, 2020


Junior Wayne Kern, 84, of Thornville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Junior was born May 25, 1936 to the late Earl E. and Effie M. (Buttermore) Kern. In addition to his parents, Junior is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Inez L. Kern; as well as 14 siblings.
Junior leaves to cherish his memory, his loving son, Jonathan Jay Kern; and a host of many family members and friends. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the caregivers of The Inn at Chapel Grove for their excellent care. They would also like to extend thanks to the VA staff as well, for their care of Junior.
Junior was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He was a devoted husband and father. Junior was known to have a good sense of humor and loved to joke with people. He had a playful way of making others smile. In his free time, Junior enjoyed fishing trips as well as mushroom hunting. Junior and Inez loved to visit with friends when they were feeling well. One of their favorite activities was enjoying a motorcycle ride together. Junior will be deeply missed. Per Junior's wishes, no services will be held at this time and cremation has been chosen. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.

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