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Dennis W. Kearn, age 71, left this earthly life on Friday, November 30 surrounded by his family at his home in Concordia, Kansas. He was born on March 11, 1947 in Concordia to George W. “Junior” and Hazel M. (Trowbridge) Kearn.
Dennis graduated from Concordia High School in 1965. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict from 1966-1969. He was honorably discharged.
Dennis married Diane Collette on September 4, 1967 in Concordia.
Dennis worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 42 years. He then worked for USD 333 driving the food service van.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Memberships include the American Legion Post #76 and VFW Post #588 both of Concordia.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, Concordia; daughter, Denise Cyr (Charles), Clyde; son, George Kearn (Katryn), Concordia; daughter, Danita Dulaney (James), Augusta, KS.; brothers, Darrell (Georgetta), Donnie (Deb), Ralph (Phyllis), Bob (Brenda), Tom, Dannie Kearn (Deborah), all of Concordia; sisters, Brenda Hester (Don), Seattle, WA.; Dorothy West, Mankato; Sherry Lewis, Alton, KS.; Debra Mosher (Jim), Concordia; & Sandy Ruthstrom (Mark), Clay Center; 12 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren; brother-in-laws, Don (Bev), MO.; Alan (Kim), VA., Rod (Leah), Haslet, TX., Arnie, Concordia, Tim (Kim), AL, Brad (Mary), Junction City; sister-in-laws, Mary Jane, Omaha, NE., Loretta Dunn (Steve), CO., Tammy Carman (Rodger), IN., Janet Budke (Norbert), Beloit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Kayla Marie Cyr, great-grandson, Jaxen Touch, in-laws, Alfred and Bernetha Collette, sister-in-law, Deb Clanin and brother-in-law, David Collette.
It was Dennis’ wishes to be cremated and the family will hold their own private services. For online condolences, please visit


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