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Shirley Kern

April 4, 1944 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Shirley Mae Hines was born on April 4, 1944 in Verndale, Minnesota.  Her parents were the late Carl and Viola (Payne) Hines.  Shirley graduated from the Verndale High School with the class of 1962.  After high school Shirley worked at the Verndale Café where she met the love of her life, Mark Kern.

On October 26, 1963 Shirley and Mark were united in marriage at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Blue Grass, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with 4 children. Together, they raised their children and enjoyed working hand in hand on the family farm in Blue Grass.

Shirley operated Shirley’s Upholstery out of her home for 30 years and also worked for Willis Rubber Company for 20 years.  Mark passed away on June 10, 2017. Shirley enjoyed gardening, flowers and crafts.

On March 16, 2021 Shirley passed away at her home in Verndale at 76 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Viola Hines ; husband: Mark Kern; brother, Carl Hines; sister-in-law, Zona Hines

Shirley is survived by her children: Duane Kern of Blue Grass; Dean (Kristi) Kern of New York Mills; Virginia Gapinski of Litchfield; and Rachell (Nick) Willis of Verndale; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings: Art (Cathy) Hines of Omaha; Diana Tjaden of Fergus Falls; Dale Hines of Motley; Marcia (Cecil) Colvin of Sierra Vista, AZ ; many other relatives and a host of friends.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Parish Prayers
Sunday
March 21, 2021

6:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
March 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Hubert Catholic Church ~ Bluegrass
22008 Co Rd 23
Sebeka, MN 56477

Funeral Mass
Monday
March 22, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Hubert Catholic Church ~ Bluegrass
22008 Co Rd 23
Sebeka, MN 56477

Video is available for this event


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