Rosemary Kern - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 14, 1924 - December 1, 2014

Rosemary C. Kern, age 90 of Edina Care Center, formerly of Richfield. Rosemary was born on January 14, 1924 in St. Paul to Alphonse and Josephine Lucker. She attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in St. Paul and received her RN degree in 1945. She worked at St. Vincent's Hospital in California for two years and then at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, where she was the supervisor of the recovery unit (ICU). She was married on October 1, 1949 to Gregory Homer Kern at Sacred Heart Church in St. Paul.

Preceded in death by her husband, Gregory; son, John; her parents, Alphonse and Josephine Lucker; and brothers, Jerry Lucker and Bishop Raymond Lucker.  Survived by children, Margaret (Art) Hendricks, Stephen Kern, Dennis (Bridgid) Kern and Jean Kern; daughter-in-law, Mary Kern; grandchildren, Patrick and Scott Hendricks, Jackie, Zach, Alex, Ben, Jacob, Kayla and Daniel Kern, and Lyn Danz; sisters, Mary Jo Haggerty and Margaret Grobe; and a brother, Donald Lucker; sister-in-law, Dolores (Howard) Roberts; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.


  1. Sue Bernauer Casey says:

    Hi Jean,
    My dad still goes to St. Richard’s and let me know about your mom’s death. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, no matter the age it is always hard to lose a parent. I still have fond memories of hanging out at your house in elementary school.
    Sue Bernauer Casey

  2. Fr. Stan Mader says:

    Margaret and Art, Scott and Patrick, my sympathies on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I hope you are comforted in that she lived a full, interesting and productive life doing things that helped others. She will be in my prayers this evening.

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