The 47th annual Kern reunion was held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Amity Presbyterian Church. 40 family members gathered together for a 12:30 potluck meal.
Clara Grace Hamer, seven month old daughter of Caleb and Danielle Hamer, granddaughter of Ted and Linda Hamer, was the youngest family member present, and Emil Cufr, at age 86, was the oldest present.
Births reported in the family during the past year:
Wynn Marie Clark was born on 8/17/12. She is the daughter of Troy and Melissa Clark, granddaughter of Jim and Jeanne Beenken.
Clara Grace Hamer was born 11/5/12. She is the daughter of Caleb and Danielle Hamer, granddaughter of Ted and Linda Hamer.
Deaths reported in the family during the past year:
Harriet M. Miller, age 89, died on 7/11/12.
Pauline Ruth Howard, age 95, died on 11/13/12.
Byron Lowell Kern, age 78, died on 4/7/13.
Marriages reported in the family during the past year:
Christopher Clark and Bailey Knott, married on 10/13/12. Christopher is the son of Al and Deb Clark.
Special anniversaries noted during the past year:
Emil and Marjorie Cufr celebrated their 65th anniversary on 8/13/12.
Ernie and Julie Cufr celebrated their 30th anniversary on 3/5/13.
Rick and Dawn Mason celebrated their 40th anniversary on 12/30/12.
Ken and Sandy Barfels celebrated their 45th anniversary on 5/10/13.
Serving in the military is Alex Cufr, stationed at Whiteman AFB, Missouri; John Barfels , Army Reserves.
Donations were accepted to cover the cost of the church rental. After the meeting, the traditional cones or bowls of ice cream with toppings were enjoyed by all.
Scott and Bob Kern volunteered to host the 2014 reunion to be held the fourth Sunday of June at Amity Presbyterian Church.