Service Details



Saturday, November 11, 2017
2:00 pm
The White House
1400 Pennsylvania Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316


Grimes Cemetery
Grimes, Iowa

*At a later date


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Bonnie Kern Bonnie Lee Kern, 72, passed away on October 12, 2017. She was born March 9, 1945 to Earl and Evelyn (Owen) Kern.

Bonnie owned and operated Dwinell’s Custom Drapery in Adel in the 1980’s. She graduated from Drake University and was very involved with the White House in Des Moines. Bonnie enjoyed being an over the road truck driver and also a proud published author.

She is survived by her siblings, Barbara Cutler and Earl (Sharon) Kern, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Ann and her parents.

A Celebration of Life open to the public will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the White House, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Des Moines. Per Bonnie’s wishes, her body was donated to science. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest at Grimes Cemetery at later date.

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