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Mahn Family Funeral Homes, Inc.
 

Thomas Kernan

Visitation:
Friday, February 23, 2007
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Mahn Family Funeral Home
Bodelson-Mahn Chapel
602 Plum St.
Red Wing, MN 55066

Visitation:
Saturday, February 24, 2007
11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Church of St. Joseph
N. Park and 7th St.
Red Wing, MN 55066

Service:
Saturday, February 24, 2007
12:00 PM
Church of St. Joseph
N. Park and 7th St.
Red Wing, MN 55066



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Thomas Peter Kernan, 65, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Phillip and Mary Frances(Beck) Kernan. He graduated from DeSalle High School in Minneapolis in 1959, from the University of St. Thomas in 1964 and received his masterís degree from Wayne State University in 1969. On August 7, 1965, he married Patricia Lordan and they were married until 1999. Since 1969 he has been a Red Wing resident. For 34 years he was employed at the Minnesota State Correctional Facility in Red Wing, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Amateur Hockey Association since 1973, serving as President for five years, the Bergwall Management Committee and the Prairie Island Area Building Committee and also was a rink official for both boys and girls hockey. A train enthusiast, he was a member of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Historical Society. He was also an active member and volunteer for the Red Wing Area Seniors and was a founding member of the Gandy Dancers. He also enjoyed sports, watching ESPN and spending time with his family.

Survivors include three children, Anne (Shawn) Grunzke of Washington D.C., Michael (Kelly) Kernan of Maple Grove and Colleen (Cory) Sell of Missoula, MT; 4 grandchildren, Jenna and Tyler Grunzke and Christopher and Jack Kernan; one brother, Patrick (Marcia) Kernan of Camino, Calif. and his former wife, Patricia Kernan of Hager City. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Michael and Father Timothy Kernan.

Funeral will be 12 noon Saturday at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas M. Kommers officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials preferred to Red Wing Area Seniors.



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