Jeffrey A. Kern, Jr., 20
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March 1, 1992 ~ September 9, 2012
Jeffrey A. Kern, Jr, age 20, of Waite Park MN, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at St Cloud Hospital, St Cloud, MN, due to complications of diabetes type 1.
He was born on March 1, 1992 in Springfield, MA, the son of Jeffrey A. Kern, Sr and Veronica L. McManman (nee Stebbins).
Jeff loved laughter and life. He enjoyed movies, music, video games, surfing the net, just hanging out with friends and family and his cat Sox. As a hobby, he had a great talent of drawing and sketching. He recently completed an upper management course for the McDonalds Corp., a step he was taking towards the goal of a career in food services.
He is survived by his father, Jeffrey A. Kern, Sr. (Ann Marie and daughter, Trista) - Grand View, WI, mother, Veronica L. McManman (Richard) - Grand View, WI, sister, Kayla (Robert) Becker - Sauk Rapids, MN, and nephew, Isaac Becker. He is also survived by grandparents, Ramona Kern - Drummond, WI, Janet and Joseph Stebbins - East Longmeadow, MA, step grandparents, Dan and Sandy McManman, uncles: Daniel (Cathy) Kern and Timothy (Marian) Kern, aunts, Laura Patenaude (nee Stebbins), Sandy (Brian) Pierce, several cousins, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, James Kern, and grandfather Marvin Kern.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St Cloud with Pastor Dee Pederson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2012