Donald Kerns Obituary

Donald H. Kerns
Donald H. Kerns
Donald H. Kerns

September 7, 1928 - August 30, 2010
Born in Clearfield, IA
Resided in Grimes, IA
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Don Kerns, 81, went to be with his Lord August 30, 2010. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 3, at First Presbyterian in Grimes, of which he was a member, followed by burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Don was born on farm in Clearfield, Iowa on September 7, 1928 to Harold Wayne and Maurine Cecile (Nickle) Kerns. He attended Sharpsburg High School and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in Colorado in 1947. Don was married to Marcella Shoenhair and they had three children. He married Vivian Pendleton in 1975. Don farmed, managed a full-service gas station and retired from Pella Corporation in 1993. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Lion's Club and Ruritan Club.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Dennis Kerns and step grandson, Nathan Pendleton. He is survived by his wife Vivian, his children, Steven (Becky) Kerns of Clearfield, Kevin Kerns of Story City, and Suzanne (Kevin) Fink of Cedar Rapids; his daughter in law, Linda Kerns of Creston; sister, Norma Lee Black of Lennox; step sons, Michael (Shirley) Pendleton of Ankeny, and Mitch (Kathy) Pendleton of Des Moines; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or First Presbyterian Church in Grimes.

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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Thursday, September 2, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Grimes
410 South Third Street
Grimes, IA 50111
Friday, September 3, 2010
1:00 PM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
SE Jacob Street and SE 6th Street
Grimes, IA US 50111
Friday, September 3, 2010


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
First Presbyterian Church
410 South Third Street
Grimes, IA 50111