April 10, 1953 – September 5, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Tom Kern, age 61, who died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Cold Spring, MN.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2014 at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, and from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday morning at Wenner Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

Tom was born in St. Cloud to Arnold A. Kern and Anna (Reith) Kern. He married Mary Schmitt on June 29, 1974 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring, MN. Tom owned and operated Smitty’s Service since 1975. His hobbies included cooking, gardening, camping, motorcycling, and playing cards. Tom loved his grand kids, and making people smile.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary; children, Jody (Shauna), Jesse (Erin), Josh (Holly); grandchildren, Mitchel, Dakota, Kelly, Kole, Emilee, Averie, Charlie, Isaak, Dane, and Brenden; brothers, Ken (Margret), Al (Doreen), Richard “Butch” (Kay) ; sister, Shirley (Darrel); sisters- in-law, Eileen (Jim) , Eileen( Jerry), and Lynn (Dave).

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jackie; infant sister, Rosemary.