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Donald "Don" Wayne Kerns

October 10, 1960 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 59)


Donald “Don” Wayne Kerns, 59, of Crawfordsville died Saturday, April 25th, 2020 surrounded by his family. Due to the state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be having public services at a later date. In lue of flowers the family asks that donations be made to A.B.A.T.E. Of Iowa in Don’s name. The Beatty Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Don was born October 10th, 1960 in Oelwein, IA, the son of Grant Louis Kerns and Karen Anne Speed. He spent his younger years in Sumner, IA, where he attended school. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in ‘77 and later the Army National Guard. Don worked various jobs over the years including the packing house and the University of Iowa. He enjoyed Motorcycles, the Kansas City Chiefs, and spending time with his family and friends. 

Don is survived by his mother Karen Yungtum of Sumner, IA, wife Cari Kerns, children; Tyson (Jenny) of Elko, NV. Leslie (James) of Crawfordsville, IA, and Emily (Avery) of St. Joseph, MO, 9 siblings, 5 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Don was preceded in death by his father, stepfathers; Marvin Pollow, and Jim Yungtum, brother-in-law Todd Kasemeier, and cousin Darin Schoultz.

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