Leona M. Kern, 96, Aitkin

Leona M. Kern, age 96, of Aitkin died at the Northland Assisted Living in McGregor on Sunday, March 30.
A gathering of family and friends was held at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3.
Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Aitkin. 
 Leona was born to Adolph and Annie Schauer in Arlington on Sept. 21, 1917. She grew up and attended schools in Arlington. She married Arthur Kern in Green Isle on Oct. 6, 1940. They had lived in numerous places over the years. She loved to read and do gardening. 
She is survived by children and spouses, Bon and Yvonne Kern of Aitkin, John Kern of Juneau, Alaska, Carol and Don Dotzler of Nashwauk,  and Art and Dawn Kern of Bemidji; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; son, Ken; and daughters, Ruth Kern and Irene Olson. 
Arrangements were handled by the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home at 
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