DENISON - Leo Dale Kern, age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.|
Mr. Kern was born March 28, 1928 in Kirk, Colo. to Charles and Alpha (Miller) Kern. Two and a half years later the family moved to Garrison, Miss. He graduated from high school in Rogers, Arkansas.
Leo served in the U.S. Army and came to work in Denison in 1960 as a Head Mechanic for Levi Strauss and was later promoted to Maintenance and Building Manger. He retired in 1984 after 25 years of service. Shortly after retiring, he went to work for Bulk Pack Inc. He was employed there until 1998.
Leo Married Alice Fisher Anderson in January 1972 in Durant, Oklahoma.
Mr. Kern is survived by his loving family, wife of 42 years, Alice Kern, sister, Fern Taylor, daughters, Yvonne Fitzgerald, La Donna Kern, Mona Nelson, Rhonda Rose, Patty Johnston and Robin Kern, sons, Dwan, Christopher, Kirk, Mike, and Ronny Kern, step-son, Keith Anderson, 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Lee, Archie, Eldridge and Olen Kern, sisters, Bertha Malone, Marie Scott and Helen Harrington, and two sons, Dwan Dale and Danny Kern.
Leo loved to hunt with his sons, and they would all like to think that he is on the hunt of a lifetime with Mr. Frank Holder in the Kingdom of Heaven. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service for Mr. Kern will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby officiating. There is no set time for visitation.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com.
Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, 604 West Main St. in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2014