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Kenneth J. Stern, 93 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday February 23, 2022 at Rock River Hospice & Home.

He was born on July 8, 1928 in rural Hopkins Twp, Whiteside Co, the son of Frank Edward and Anna Christina (Fulfs) Stern. He married Jean Smith and later divorced. He and his family had lived in Prairieville for 28 years where he raised his family. He had worked nights at the Midway Theater when it had opened in the early 1950's. He had worked 3 years at Lawrence Brothers and also at Dunbar Furniture. He retired from Frantz Manufacturing after 37 years' service in 1990. Kenneth was a life member of the Rock Falls Eagles Club and had served as past president. He was an avid bowler and a former member the Family Moose; a social member of the Sterling American Legion. He was a CUBS and BEARS fan.

Survivors include his son, Wes (Cyndi) Stern of Rock Falls; his daughters: Audrey Stern (Phil Swanson) Rock Falls and Cindy (Randy) Kitchen of Dixon; several nieces and nephews; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Lawrence, Donald and Harold Stern; his sister Vera Kelm; and his longtime companion Eva Fritz.

Visitation will be held on Monday February 28, 2022 from 9-11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 11 AM with the Reverend Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Rock Falls Eagles Club.