The Life of Dennis E. Kern

Dennis E. "Ben" Kern, 79, a resident of Maple Shade Meadows, Nesquehoning, PA, and formerly of Kutztown, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. Born in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Dennis was a son of the late Warren J. and Clardine (Knappenberger) Kern. Ben was employed as a bricklayer for over 45 years until his retirement in 2000, at the former Kern Masonry, Topton. He was a member of The Kutztown Hobo's and enjoyed bowling and golfing.

Dennis is survived by a sister, Betty N. (Kern) Bartholomew, Nazareth.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Doris J. (Kern) Leiby, Joanne L. (Kern) Zettle, Audrey M. (Kern) Seltmann; and brothers, John D. Kern, Donald R. Kern and Billy W. Kern.

A graveside service to celebrate Dennis's life will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, 329 Church Road, Kutztown. There are no calling hours.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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