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 www.Ludwickfh.com.