Robert B. Kerns

robert kerns

December 8, 1931 ~ January 13, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert B. Kerns, 85, passed away on 13 Jan 2017. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Florence Kerns; and brothers, Guy and Kenneth Kerns. Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth; daughter, Rebecca; and sons, Daniel (Melinda), David (Deborah), and Jon (Kelly); 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Robert was born on 8 Dec 1931, and raised in Firth, Nebraska. He joined the Marines in 1951 and proudly served his country in the Korean War receiving an honorable discharge in 1953. While in the Marines, he committed his life to the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, and met Ruth the love of his life. He retired from the CF&I in 1994. Robert was a loyal Nebraska Huskers fan and loved riding his Goldwing at any opportunity. Dad will be forever missed for his tender and loving fatherly advice, subtle sense of humor, and gracious attitude to life. A graveside memorial service will be held in Firth, NE. Arrangements by the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo, CO and the Metcalf Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE. In lieu of flowers, recommend donations be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online Condolences,

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  1. We did not have the privilege of meeting Robert, but we are relatives of Dan, a son of Robert and Rose. Thank you for bringing such a wonderful son into this life and raising him to be a good man. He is blessing our family with his kindness, sensitivity, wisdom, hard work, loyalty, and love of God and his fellow men. Perhaps he developed some of those gifts under your care. Rose, we pray that you will be comforted and blessed in your loss. Love, Carl & Lynette Cook (brother to Melinda, Dan’s wife).

  2. I can\’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for all of you and you loss. I think BOB was a great father, spouse, grandfather, father in-law, friend, and most of all a good Christian. I have never seen any one with as much faith as Bob. I loved him also. I feel I am blessed to have been a part of his family even for a short time. He took me and my son in with no apprehensions. The whole family did. He was a very good man and he will be very missed.

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