Laurel "Laurie" Lee Kerns


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Laurel "Laurie" Lee Kerns

Laurel "Laurie" Lee Kerns, 63, of Rock Springs, passed away March 1, 2018 at Sage View Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was a resident of Rock Springs, for 39 years and former resident of Waterloo, Iowa. She died following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Waterloo, Iowa July 11, 1954, the daughter of Dean Kerns and Wilma Rae Pearson Kerns.

Kerns attended schools in Waterloo, Iowa and was a high school graduate of the West High School with the class of 1972.

She was the co-owner operator of the Warehouse Video Store.

Her interests included roller skating, spending time with family, jigsaw puzzles, camping, photography and the outdoors. She was a Girl Scout as a young girl and a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her companion of many years, Matt Bjorklund, of Rock Springs; her father and step mother, Dean Kerns and Donna Kerns of Waterloo, Iowa, one son, Kevin Bjorklund of Rock Springs; two daughters, Heidi Kerns and fiancé Nick Ellis of Rock Springs and Nikki Evans and husband Justin of Hagerstown, Md .; one brother, Dennis Kerns and wife Deb of Wapello, Iowa; two sisters, Deena Biretz and husband Ken of Fertile, Iowa and Connie Grams and husband Jim of Irene, S.D .; 10 grandchildren, Cody and companion Rayann, Aubrie and companion Trent, Jennifer. Austin, Emily, Zachary, Gracee, Rebecca, Daphne and Willow; and one great-grandson, Rayden.  

She is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her mother and step father, Wilma and Grover Nelson, and one grand-daughter Hailey Kerns,

Following cremation a celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., March 10, at the Young at Heart Senior Center at 2400 Reagan Avenue in Rock Springs.

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