WALTER KERNS SR.(1944 - 2014)


~Walter Kerns Sr., age 70, passed peacefully into the arms of Our Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014. Wally was born on January 21, 1944 in Spokane, Wash.

~Wally served in the Air Force, retiring in 1983 as an E-7. He became an Air Traffic controller working in Las Vegas, Nev. and then transferred to San Jose, Calif. He moved his family to Fort Mohave, Ariz. in 1990 and began working at the Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall in Security. He retired from there in 2007.

~He loved playing golf, watching football and NASCAR, and spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He served as an elder/board of spiritual care and media man at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

~Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Henry Kerns; and grandson, Ryan Fisher.

~He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy; daughters, Natalie and Suzy; son, Walter Jr.; grandchildren, Samantha (Steven) Nye, Tabbatha Crouch, Wade Crouch, Isabelle, Gabrielle, and Avery Kerns; great-grandsons, David and Tyler Nye; uncle, Delbert Crosby; cousins, Lynn Dorgone, Amy and Erik Harris; his church family at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church; and many friends in the Tri-State area.

~A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, at St. John Evangelical Church, 1664 Central Ave. Bullhead City. Please join the family for a reception immediately following the service.

Funeral Home

Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 768-5959

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Apr. 2 to Apr. 10, 2014