Loretta Kern, 1917 ~ 2009

Loretta M. Kern, 92, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab.

Loretta was born in Broadview Heights, Ohio, July 4, 1917, to Jacob and Rose (Itschner) Trapp. She grew up and graduated from school in Broadview Heights.

She later met and married Albert Kern on Sept. 6, 1939 in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Albert’s career moved them to the east coast until his retirement in 1977 when they moved to Moab.

Loretta loved knitting, making afghans, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Albert, of Moab; and her son, Harold A. (Patricia) Kern, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

At Loretta’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity or church organization.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.