May 29, 1945 — January 10, 2018
UNION GROVE — Arol Kern, Age 72, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his residence.
He was born May 29, 1945 to Arol and Edna (nee Smith) Kern in Benton, IL. His early life was spent in Benton where he graduated from grade school. In high school he attended Union Grove High, graduating the class of 1964. He was an excellent athlete who set many track and field records at the school and was 1963 Prom King. On October 18, 1969 he was united in marriage to Paulanne Cates at the Bethel Baptist Church. Paulanne passed away September 19, 2017. Following their marriage they resided in Union Grove. He was employed at American Roller for 44 years.
Wayne was a very faith-filled man and his faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was very important to him. On April 30, 1972 he became an ordained Deacon. He was very involved in his church; driving the church bus, leader for the Youth Group and he taught Sunday School. Anyone who ever met him and knew him would say, he was the kindest most selfless person they ever met. He truly was a man of God.
Wayne is survived by his children: Melissa (Christopher) Brouwers of Union Grove, Eric (Brandi) Kern of Knoxville, TN and Michelle (Brian) Vance of Racine, WI. Grandchildren: Ashley (Adam) Blatnick, Zachary Brouwers, Dylan Brouwers, Alec Kern, Macey Kern, Hannah Kern, Hunter Kern, Kara Vance, Tyler Vance and Logan Vance, great-grandchild Ryder Kern. He is further survived by his sister Janet Linkey along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a sister Jean Gholson.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Union Grove Fire and Rescue, Fonk’s Home Center and all his wonderful neighbors for all their care and compassion.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Polnasek-Daniels funeral home and then again on Monday at 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the CHURCH. Burial will take place following the service at Union Grove Cemetery.
Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
908 – 11th Ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182