Obituary photo of Roy Kern, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Roy "Sam" Kern

1938 - 2021
Obituary photo of Roy Kern, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Roy "Sam" Kern

1938 - 2021

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
245 NW Independence
Topeka, KS  66608
785-234-5850
Roy “Sam” Kern, 83, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021.

He was born March 29, 1938, in Denison, Kansas, the son of Cecil and Lottie (Hosler) Kern. He graduated from Denison High School.

Sam liked to party. He loved to drink beer, especially Busch and Pabst Blue Ribbon. “Just one More”. You could find him outside, whether it was hunting, fishing, cutting wood or working cattle on his 20 acres.
He was a simple man and enjoyed the small things in life. You could always catch him with a smile on his face and expect to hear a joke or two.

He spent most of his life as a bricklayer for Roy Kern Masonry which he owned. After his retirement, he went to work at the Kansas Juvenile Center or back then known as YCAT.

He served in the United States Army National Guard as a sharpshooter up until his honorable discharge as a Sergeant.

He was an avid KU Basketball Fan and St. Louis Cardinals Fan.

Sam married C.M. Kern, they later divorced. Survivors include his daughters, Lori (David) Shaw and Trudi (Jeff) Henry; sisters, Lee Collin and June Ducello; brother, Merle "Ted" (Carolyn) Kern; grandchildren, Shelby Shaw, Chase Shaw, Ty Henry, and Tre Henry and sister-in-laws, Wilma Kern and Betty Kern.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Barbara Jean; siblings, Don Kern, Thelma (Don) Whitesell, and Bob Kern, and brother-in-law, Harry Ducello.

A Celebration of his Life will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Parker-Price Reception Center, 1940 NW Central Ave., Topeka, KS 66608.

In lieu of flowers, drink a beer.

To leave a message for his family online, please click the "Share Memories" button above.
Roy “Sam” Kern, 83, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021.

He was born March 29, 1938, in Denison, Kansas, the son of Cecil and Lottie (Hosler) Kern. He graduated from Denison High School.

Sam liked to party. He loved to drink beer, especially Busch and Pabst Blue Ribbon. “Just one More”. You could find him outside, whether it was hunting, fishing, cutting wood or working cattle on his 20 acres.
He was a simple man and enjoyed the small things in life. You could always catch him with a smile on his face and expect to hear a joke or two.

He spent most of his life as a bricklayer for Roy Kern Masonry which he owned. After his retirement, he went to work at the Kansas Juvenile Center or back then known as YCAT.

He served in the United States Army National Guard as a sharpshooter up until his honorable discharge as a Sergeant.

He was an avid KU Basketball Fan and St. Louis Cardinals Fan.

Sam married C.M. Kern, they later divorced. Survivors include his daughters, Lori (David) Shaw and Trudi (Jeff) Henry; sisters, Lee Collin and June Ducello; brother, Merle "Ted" (Carolyn) Kern; grandchildren, Shelby Shaw, Chase Shaw, Ty Henry, and Tre Henry and sister-in-laws, Wilma Kern and Betty Kern.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Barbara Jean; siblings, Don Kern, Thelma (Don) Whitesell, and Bob Kern, and brother-in-law, Harry Ducello.

A Celebration of his Life will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Parker-Price Reception Center, 1940 NW Central Ave., Topeka, KS 66608.

In lieu of flowers, drink a beer.

To leave a message for his family online, please click the "Share Memories" button above.

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
245 NW Independence
Topeka, KS  66608
785-234-5850

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