Earl DeLon (Lonnie) Kern

1962 ~ 2023

Earl DeLon (Lonnie) Kern passed away on April 14, 2023, in Ogden, Utah. Lonnie was born February 23,1962 in Provo, Utah to Earl and Nannette Kern. He has lived in Orem and Salem, Utah; Idaho Falls, and then Rigby, Idaho, where he spent most of his growing up years. After returning to Utah, and following a car accident, he moved to Wide Horizons, a care facility in Ogden, Utah, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Lonnie loved people and never met a stranger. He was always happy and kind and loved to praise his care givers. During Lonnie's final hours he was surrounded by his family.

Lonnie was predeceased by his sister Lisa Nannette (Thayne) Perrenoud and his brother Jared Daniel Kern.

Lonnie is survived by his parents, Nannette Monson and Earl Burbank Kern, his brothers Jake Lyle Kern and Tim Monson Kern, and his sisters Gwen Claudeane Callister, Tami Lavonne (Douglas) Radford, Mikal Dawn Howe, Natalie Fae Kern and Angela Susan (Jason) Castor.

The family will hold a graveside service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 “N” Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, where Lonnie will lie beside his younger brother Jared.


I had the privilege to know Lonnie at Wide Horizons as the Recreation Director. There was not a day that went by that he didn't compliment everyone or thank them for one thing or another. He truly was a incredible person and friend and will be missed greatly.

- Gloria Orosco

I met Lonnie at Ascension Lutheran Church and he was a kind, gentle man. Always had a smile on his face and loved listening to the service

- Cheryl Richards

How Blessed are we to have been able to know Lonnie!! We have been involved with the Special Needs Mutual for 20 + years and Lonnie was always there with a smile on his face and a kind word to anyone he came across. We will have lifelong memories of him. We did a lot of Sacrament meetings where Lonnie would sing a solo. The song he sang was Teach Me to walk in the Light.
We went to many Special Olympic
events, Scout camps, dances, Talent shows, lots of different activities! He always showed Christ Like Love toward everyone. Lonnie, we will miss you so dearly but we know that you have been made whole again and are spreading love still. Until We Meet Again!! We Love You!! Joan and Hailee Morse ❤️

- Joan Morse

I am sorry to here of Lonnie's passing. I remember what a happy guy he was when he was in Clark ward. You are in our thoughts and praying for peace in your hearts.

- Trudy (Jenkins) Fogg