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 April 2010) 

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 Neillsville. 

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 friends. 

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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