Mary Ann Kern, 83, of Tiffin, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.
Mary Ann was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Tiffin, to Edward J. and Leona E. (Frederitz) Werling. She married Francis A. Kern Feb. 4, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and he died March 20, 2000.
Mary Ann is survived by four sons, Larry J. Kern of Akron, Ken J. (Kim) Kern of Bowling Green, Ky., Steve F. (Jenn) Kern of Luckey and Ron A. Kern of Tiffin; six grandchildren, Matthew, David, Lauren, Morgan, Michael and Victor; two brothers, Robert F. Werling of Stewart, Ind., and Gene J. Werling of Tiffin; and three sisters, Regina M. Gassner of Tiffin, Rita L. Myrann of Phoenix Ariz., and Donna R. Reimer of Tiffin.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Edward J., Paul J., Harold F. and Gerald F. Werling; and two sisters, Madeline A. Kiesel and Joyce L. Mortimer.
Mary Ann was a 1947 Calvert Catholic High School graduate and retired from RCA, Findlay. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, its Rosary Altar Society and Pastoral Care, where she visited the sick. She also was a eucharistic minister.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113, with a wake service at 8 p.m.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the funeral home. Her funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Szybka. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass at the church.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Calvert Catholic High School or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
To send condolences, to view the celebration of life video or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.