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Eldon Kerns


Eldon Joseph Kerns, 89, passed away in Portland, Oregon, on May 21, 2018. He was born on January 19, 1929 in Bozeman, Montana to Hazel M. (Smith and Joseph W. Kerns. Eldon married Dorothy Greenlee in Goldendale on July 5, 1966. He retired from the Local 701 Operating Engineers and was later self-employed at Kerns shop. Mr. Kerns was also a farmer and a logger. He loved to hunt and fish and go metal-detecting and gold mining. Other interests were restoring Model A's and T's and traveling. He very much enjoyed repairing things and building equipment.

Eldon is survived by his son, Zane Kerns of Goldendale; and daughter Linda Bean of Kennewick; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

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