Norman E. Kern Sr., 73, of Bartlett, formerly of Chicago,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 7th, 2011

Norman E. Kern Sr., 73, of Bartlett, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, February 4th at Alden Valley Ridge nursing home in Glendale Heights.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 9th from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Funeral Thursday, February 10th at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in River Grove.

Mr. Kern is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane (nee Ruehl); his daughter, Judi; his sons, Norman Jr. (MaryBeth) and Michael (Judy); his grandchildren Natalie (Gregory) Shasteen, Michael, and Lorraine; his sister, Mary Scigliano of Des Moines; his brother-in-law Robert (Nora) Ruehl and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Neeley and Helen (nee Dalton); and brothers Raymond, Richard, and Fred.

Mr. Kern grew up in Des Moines, IA. He was an Air Force veteran who was first introduced to Chicago when he was stationed at O’Hare Field. He was a hard worker, and was fond of any card game. He enjoyed being the eyes of his neighborhood, earning the nickname “The Sidewalk Superintendent”, and took advantage of any opportunity where he could make someone laugh.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Robert and Nora Ruehl says:

    We will miss you Norm.I have loved you like a brother and we remember all the good times we shared as a family.To my loving sister who took such good care of him have the strength you will need.Our prayers are with you Norm and Diane.Love always Bob and Nora Ruehl Sr.

  2. Anthony & Bonnie Feledy says:

    I walked my dogs every day and there you sat in the garage or out in the driveway. I would stop and talk with you as our dogs would check each other out. I know your dog will truly miss her Master. We will miss seeing you in the summer sitting there being The Sidewalk Superintendent. You were always good for a laugh or just a hello what’s new? Rest in peace, till we meet again my friend. You will be missed!
    You’re Neighbors
    Anthony & Bonnie Feledy

  3. andrew says:

    love you uncle Norman be at peace

  4. Judi Kern says:

    I love and miss you Dad. I’ll take care of Mom for you……


  5. Annie Johnson Peterson says:

    Just by chance I googled your name. Remember Annie with
    “the caffee bean eyes” as your dad called me.

    Sorry for your loss.


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