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Timothy J. Kern

June 24, 1961 February 26, 2020
Timothy J. Kern
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Timothy J. Kern, age 58, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He was born on June 24,1961 in Libertyville, to Walter and Jean (Kane) Kern.

Tim was very talented young boy who enjoyed singing and dancing. This interest spanned from grade school through his time in the military. He also spent two years performing on the stages at Great America. Tim attended Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein; class of 1978. He then joined the United States Air Force and served as a Russian linguist, responsible for protecting our information as well as collecting data from external threats. After his tour of duty, Tim graduated from U of I and went on to Ohio State for his Master’s.
Tim was an avid reader especially if it involved science fiction. He enjoyed movies and was one of the biggest critics. In his spare time, he was the soccer referee for McHenry County. Above all, Tim loved watching his son, Alex in his soccer games and just spending time together doing just about anything. Tim had a great liking for sweet tasting foods and enjoyed candy of all types with his favorite without doubt being Frango Mints. Tim was a longtime, valued employee with Follett School Solutions in McHenry where he worked as a programmer. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend who was loved by all and will be missed many.

Tim is survived by his loving son, Alex; parents; Walter and Jean; siblings, Jodi (Ken) Nagler, Toni Love, Cetty (Jeff) Vanderlip, Vicki Kern; stepson, John Sanko; former wife, Becky Kern; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; great niece, Hailey Vanderlip.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 12 pm until the 3 pm funeral service at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Cremation will take place privately.

Memorial's to the family would be greatly appreciated to be used towards Alex's educational fund.

For additional information, please call the funeral home at 815-675-0550.

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Visitation

Sunday

8

Mar

12:00 PM 3/8/2020 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/8/2020 3:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Service

Sunday

8

Mar

3:00 PM 3/8/2020 3:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States
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