Sylvia A Kern, 92, of Fishers (formerly of Schererville, IN), passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at home. She was born on October 10, 1925 to Manuel and Esperanza (Calceta) Abrogar in the Philippines.
Sylvia earned her Master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and had been a social worker for St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. She was a member of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers and had a great devotion to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother. She was significantly involved in the NW Indiana Philippine Professional Association; and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Sorority from Holy Trinity Hungarian Catholic Church in East Chicago. Sylvia was a great baker and cook, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her two children, Ronald Joseph (Kathy) Kern and Carmelita (William) Anderson; a brother, Lito and sister, Trining both of whom still reside in the Philippines; grandchildren, Brandon J (Diane) Kern, Brooke A (Ross) Horton, Brian P Kern, Sydney M Anderson and Jeffrey W Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Linus J Kern and Adelaide M Kern; and many nieces & nephews and extended family members.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia is reunited in death with her husband, Frank Joseph Kern, as well as siblings, Milagros, Rem, Esperanza, Zeus, Romulo and Evelyn.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road in Carmel, with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.