Patricia L. Kern

December 19, 1941 - February 01, 2019

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Tuesday, February 05, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Wednesday, February 06, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Wednesday, February 06, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Patricia L. Kern, 77, of Kendallville died Friday, February 1, 2019, at 12:13 p.m. at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.

She was born December 19, 1941, in Ligonier to Joseph and Beverly (Billman) Stechcon.

On December 23, 1965, in Corunna she married Edward L. Kern. He preceded her in death on September 19, 2013

Mrs. Kern was a homemaker.

Pat enjoyed playing cards. She dearly loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Surviving are three sons, Brad (Angie) Kern of Kendallville, Terry Young of Kendallville, and Dennis (Carolyn) Kern of Goshen; a daughter, Cindy Adkins-Kern of Pine Island, Florida; four grandchildren, Phoenix Biscuso, Teesha Kern, Joel Kern, and Jason Kern; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Perkins of Kendallville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; her mother, Beverly Brorman; two brothers, David Stechcon and Michael Stechcon; a grandson, Lukis Szander Kern; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Jo Kern.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Ken Walker of the Wayne Center United Methodist Church, Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brad Kern, Steve Perkins, Bryce Perkins, Phoenix Biscuso, A.J. Fraley, and Angie Kern.

Visitation is Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to the family for funeral expenses.

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February 3rd, 2019 2:30pm

To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to eliminate all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:1-5). May these promises from God give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

James Jarrett
February 3rd, 2019 10:03am

So sorry for your Loss Brad and family. I always enjoyed talking to your mom.

Deb and Jerry Hochstetler
February 3rd, 2019 7:42am
Council Bluffs Iowa

A fond memory of running inti Patti and Ed in a store in Kendallville close to Christmas time. They offered to take our 2 boys to their home and we could continue to shop. We then shopped a bit and brought back ice cream for all. So sweet of them to do this. So sorry for your loss it is our loss also she is a 2nd cousin. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family . Rest in peace Patti !

Barbara/Larry Varda
February 2nd, 2019 9:43pm
South Bend, In

Fond memories of Patty, we are cousins and when visiting our grandparents John and Mary Stechcon In Ligonier I was always so happy to play with Pat and Judy. May she Rest In Peace. Our sympathy to the family.

Robert and Connie Ashby
February 2nd, 2019 7:05pm

Our sympathy goes out to you in your loss.

Jim and Glenda Duff
February 2nd, 2019 6:40pm
Walkerton, IN 46574

Our deepest sympathy goes to Patty's family. She and Judy were classmates of mine.

Carol Huettl
February 2nd, 2019 5:32pm
Blaine Mn.

So sorry for your loss sending thoughts and prayers. Patty and I were cousins.

Ruth Hite
February 2nd, 2019 4:55pm

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Pat's family. I knew Pat in school. Ruth (Renner) Hite, Ligonier, In.