Helen Kern will be celebrating her 80th birthday on September 2.
She was born September 2, 1929 on the family farm in rural Traer to Robert and Mildred Jackson. She married Marvin Kern on June 17, 1947.
Hosting the event will be her 6 children: Sandy (Ken) Barfels, Jeanne (Jim) Beenken, Barb (Barry) Bond, Penny (Bill) Anderson, Linda (Ted) Hamer, and Curt (Karen) Kern. She has 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.