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NAME MYRTIE MARIE KERN,age 94, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Friday, March 26, 2010. BORN: She was born May 7, 1915, the daughter of Ralph and Anne (Dwyer) Briggs in Houston, MN. EARLY YEARS:She grew up in Houston and attended local schools. The family spent some of her younger years between Houston,MN, Chicago,IL, and Madison,WI. Myrtie graduated with the class of 1933 and began working as a teller for First National Bank in Chicago. MARRIAGE: Myrtie saw the man she would marry everyday at work and in uniform no less. Rudolph Kern was a security guard at the bank and before long a friendship bloomed into love as they were united in marriage at Queen of Angels Catholic Church on July 26, 1941. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: They began their new life in the north side of Chicago and welcomed four daughters, Patricia, Carol, Joan and the family became complete with the arrival of Barbara. LIFE NOTES: Myrtie made her life’s work raising her children and making their house a home. Myrtie loved to be outside in her small garden tending to her flowers and watching all the colors bloom. The time she cherished most was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When Myrtie was young, the family always ate at home, but she made up for it later, jumping at the chance to eat out seven days a week. Trips to get ice cream at the corner store in Kaneville were a special weekly event and when she was in Elburn, the destination was Alice’s Place where a special treat always awaited her. She also loved to go to the movies and watch the newest love story or "tear-jerker". Though she left this earth and claimed the promise of her savior, Myrtie left behind a treasure trove of memories to be cherished by all who knew her. SURVIVORS: She now leaves her four children:Pat Fitzgerald of Westchester, IL, Carol (Dennis) Warszona of St. Charles, IL,Joan (Roger) Ax of St. Charles, IL and Barbara Kern of Bartlet, IL;7 Grandchildren:Lisa (Steve) Touloumis, Michael Fitzgerald, Laura Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Kathleen Zehelein, Ted (Annette) Zehelein and Christie Zehelein;5 Great-grandchildren;Many cousins and a family of friends. PRECEDED:She now joins her parents and her husband Rudolph who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a wake service to begin at 7:30 p.m.,Monday, March 29, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A mass to celebrate her life will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, at St. Gall Catholic Church. An additional visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. prior to mass. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the "Myrtie Kern Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a wake service to begin at 7:30 p.m.,Monday, March 29, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A mass to celebrate her life will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, at St. Gall Catholic Church. An additional visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. prior to mass. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL.