Milo Kern

Milo John Kern

Sunday, February 13th, 1916 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial for Milo Kern, 103, of Minneota, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at St. Edward Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Military Rites provided by U.S. American Legion Post 199 of Minneota and VFW Post 5334 of Minneota and Taunton.

Milo John Kern was born on February 13, 1916, in Remsen, IA, to Ernest and Anna (Gaul) Kern. At age two, he moved with his family to a farm near Taunton. After completing his schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Milo was assigned to a Destroyer. He was the only survivor as this ship was sunk while Milo was off-board receiving medical care. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Taunton. On June 10, 1946, he was united in marriage to Loretta Schiller at St. Edward Catholic Church. The couple were part owners and operators of a Café in Raymond, MN, for a time. Most of Milo’s career was farming in the Minneota area. He and his family also did custom baling for many years and Milo drove school bus for 24 years. His Catholic faith was very important to him. He was baptized in Granville, IA, received first communion and was confirmed in St. Leo. Milo belonged to St. Edward for many years and served as an usher. He also enjoyed gardening, playing cards at the roundup and square dancing with the Jolly Mixers. He was a member of the American Legion Post 199 of Minneota. Milo was passionate about his family and especially enjoyed time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Milo died on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Minneota Manor Healthcare Center in Minneota. He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of Minneota, children Barbara (and Ron) Stangeland of Brookings, SD, Michael (and Jean) of Taunton, Dennis (and Sherry) of Porter, Lynell (and Steve) Sunderland of Montevideo, Lorraine (and Dennis) Meulebroeck of Balaton, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren sister Marie (and Stan) Gorecki of Hendricks, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Anna Kern, his step-mother Josephine, siblings Aloysius, Barbara, Arnold, Cyril, Leona, Ray, Virgil, and Irene.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    124 E. 1st St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    St. Edward Catholic Church
    409 N. Adams
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  • Interment

    St. Edward Catholic Cemetery
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  • Reception

    Goblirsh Hall - St. Edward Fellowship Hall
    409 North Adams
    MINNEOTA, MN 56264
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Russ & Cheryl Sunderland

Posted at 11:56am
Our deepest sympathy for your family's loss. God Bless.
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Posted at 10:37am
Jerry and family, we are thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time.
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