Obit: Kernan, James G. (1932 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Kernan, Plont, Metcalf, Vacek,
Gille, Batterton, Poole
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River
Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) April 7, 2010
Kernan, James G. (2 January 1932 - 1
James G. Kernan, 78, of Black River Falls
died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Black River Memorial Hospital
under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.
James was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Green Bay
to Leo and Dorothy (Plont) Kernan. He was raised in the Green
Bay area. He married Myrtle Metcalf March 17, 1950, in
He was employed by the Trane Company of
La Crosse, as a self-employed milk hauler for the Melrose Co-op
Creamery, by Fort McCoy as a boiler tender, as a truck driver at
Kiel and as a machinist at Patten Tractor of Elmhurst, IL. He
also had farmed at Cataract for many years.
James liked the outdoors, hunting,
fishing, and watching birds. He also enjoyed hunting with dogs when
he was younger.
He is survived by a daughter, Patty
(Matt) Vacek of Rogers, MN; six sons: Mike (Joni) Kernan and Steve
Kernan, both of Black River Falls, Chris (Robin) Kernan of Addison,
IL, Brad (Linda) Kernan of Osseo, Russell (Michelle) Kernan of St.
Nazianz and Dan (Pam) Kernan of Neillsville; numerous
grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a sister, Pat Gille of
Green Bay; two brothers, Allen Kernan of Pewaukee and Ken Kernan of
Black River Falls; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife,
Myrtle; his parents, Leo Kernan and Dorothy Batterton; a daughter,
Cheryl; a grandson Keith Poole; a daughter-in-law, Marie Kernan;
and two brothers, Marvin and Donald Kernan.
A celebration of James’ life will
be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the
Parkland Village, Black River Falls.
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