Frederick Kernan, 82, of Aledo, Illinois, died Monday, January 4, 2016 at home. Services are 10:30 AM Friday January 8, 2016 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is 4 - 7 PM Thursday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to the Antioch Baptist Church or the Mercer County Food Pantry. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born January 28, 1933 in Seaton, Illinois to Erwin and Elsie Kemp Kernan. Frederick graduated form Aledo High School in 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1952-1954. He married Joyce M. Mizner July 20, 1952 in Aledo, Illinois.
Fred farmed for many years in the Marston and Buffalo Prairie area. He was employed at Collinson Stone Co. in Milan for several years. He and his wife moved to Aledo in 1989. He was then employed at Walmart in Aledo for 13 years.
He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Mercer County VFW Post 1571 and American Legion Fallerans Post 121. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, fishing and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife: Joyce; two daughters, Cookie (Tom) Hofmann of Aledo; Missy Kernan of Joy; one son, Blaine Kernan of Rock Island; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one sister, Ella Mae (Logan) Luallen of Aledo; one brother, Edwin (Chris) Kernan of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces and nephews.
Frederick was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy McKnight and Isabelle Dow; five brothers, Little Charlie, James, Carl, Kenny and Paul.
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Thursday, January 7th, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Friday, January 8th, 2016, 10:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home