Agatha Kerns
Agatha Kerns

Oct. 17, 1939-Jan. 27, 2018

DELPHOS – Agatha E. Kerns, 78, of Delphos died 6:27 p.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

 She was born Oct. 17, 1939 to the late Ed and Dorothy (Bigelow) Horstman. On July 23, 1960 she married George Kerns, Jr, who preceded her in death on April 19, 2017.

Agatha is survived by four children, Alan (Eileen) Kerns of Ottoville, George (Patricia) Kerns of Ottawa, Craig (Jan) Kerns of Elida and Sonia Stoner of Ottoville; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; a brother, Gerald Horstman of Fort Jennings; a sister-in-law, Elaine Horstman of Dayton; and a brother-in-law, Paul Hemker of Delphos.

She is preceded in death by a son-in-law:  Kenneth “Duffy” Jackson; a grandson:  Jason Kerns; and 6 siblings:  Harold Horstman, Denelda Brokamp, Rita Hemker, Delores Meeker, Euletta Von Sossan, and Carl Horstman.

Agatha was a homemaker and a member St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Charles Obinwa officiating.  Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township and again for one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday. There will be a scripture service Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be expressed at