Mary “Marie” Kern, nee Guetterman, 93, of Freeburg, IL, born September 9, 1918, in New Athens Township, IL, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.
Mrs. Kern was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Clarence J. Kern, whom she married October 19, 1937, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL, and who died February 12, 2002; her parents, Fred and Catherine, nee Holtgrave, Guetterman; four sisters, Betty Voellinger, Anita Graham, Sister Marceline Helen Guetterman, and Ruth Kelso; and three brothers, Daniel, Herbert, and Fred Guetterman.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Richard) Rodriguez of Freeburg, IL;
a son, Dennis Kern of Burlington, KY;
five grandchildren, Kevin (Judy) Rodriguez of Madison, AL,
Kristin Rodriguez of Bowie, MD,
Kent Rodriguez of Belleville, IL,
Michael Kern of El Paso, TX,
and Steve Kern of Burlington, KY;
three brothers, Paul Guetterman of Collinsville, IL,
and Jim (Rosie) Guetterman and Charles (Ethel) Guetterman, both of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in the form of Masses or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.
Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Helga and I send our condolences to the Kern family, especially to Kristin Rodriguez and Lacey Arcos. She'll be in our prayers.
Michael Yunker, Annandale, Virginia, 22003
I hold many fond memories of you as a child on up through my adult years. I can smile now, knowing you are now reunited with Grandpa & are dancing amongst angels. May you rest peacefully. We love you, Grandma.
*Thank you, Mike. Our family appreciates it.
Lacey V. Arcos, Belleville, IL, 62221
Aunt Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sure she was an amazing person who touched the lives of many and will be deeply miss. Love you Micki
Micki Boland, Whiting, In, 46394
Remember, the heart never forgets. Sending love, julie
julie guetterman, chicago, illinois, 60657
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. Aunt Marie was a dear, sweet person and she is now at peace and with her family in heaven.
Kathy (Guetterman) Holzbach, Coulterville, IL, 62237
My heartfelt sympathies to the family as you cope with the loss of a loved one. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain. (Please read John 5:28,29)
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