Donald Kern

Donald J. Kern

Donald J. Kern, 79, Town of Elderon, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born on October 27, 1933 in DeWitt County, IL, the son of the late Theodore and Martha (Nettles) Kern.

Donald was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.

On June 30, 1956, Donald was united in marriage to Laura Hart in Sidney, Montana. She preceded him in death on May 5, 1985.

Don drove truck and also farmed in the town of Elderon for many years. He was very well-respected as a farmer and for his superior beef cattle. Don was a member of the Elderon Memorial Post #8068, Elderon. He enjoyed playing cards, working on farm machinery, his dogs and visiting with his friends and family.

Survivors include his fiancé and longtime companion, Marilyn Mulhollan; four daughters, Carol Zoromski, Rhinelander, Linda (Barry) Myers, Rosholt, Janet (Dan) Kranski, Rosholt and Sue (Leo) Johnson, Manawa; one son, Donnie E. (Kalie) Kern, Somerset; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Marjorie Kern, Springfield, IL, Nadine Elder, Decatur, IL and Natalie (Al) Boehn, NC. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Myers; one great-grandson, Austin Kranski and one brother, Paul Kern.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the New Horizon's Methodist Church, Wittenberg. Rev. Larry Olson will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Wittenberg with military rites conducted by the Elderon Memorial Post #8068 VFW. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm until 7pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and on Saturday from 10am until the time of services at the church. The family guestbook and condolences are available at



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Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home
401 W. College Ave Wittenberg, WI 54499

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on July 25, 2013