Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Connie Le Sourd

Connie started working at Kern Funeral Home with her father, LeRoy A. Anderson in 1989. She is now the owner and President of Kern Funeral Home and Mount Vernon Cemetery. She is dedicated to taking care of families that the Kern Funeral Home serves. Connie and her husband John, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live near La Conner, WA. What she loves most is spending time with her grandchildren and family. Another past time that she enjoys is volunteering, spending time in her rose and vegetable gardens.

She is a member of Al-Anon, Salem Lutheran Church and Vasa.

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Rex E. Watt

Rex has been with Kern Funeral Home since September 2004. Born in Portland, and raised in Santa Clara, CA he moved to Whatcom County in 1983 where he still resides.  He entered funeral service in 1988 and brings nearly three decades of experience as a funeral director and cemetery manager.  He and his wife, Deanna, are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bellingham and have 8 children between them, and 20 grandchildren.

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Jeremiah T. Le Sourd

Jeremiah T. Le Sourd is the third generation to join the family business. He has been at Kern Funeral Home since June of 2000. He was born and raised in Skagit County and graduated from La Conner High School prior to attending mortuary college. He has completed his Associate of Arts Degree in applied Science and Funeral Service Education at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Jeremiah recently obtained his funeral directors license and embalming certification. Jeremiah is an avid baseball fan and has been actively involved locally, coaching Junior Legion baseball.

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Rodger Truax

Rodger has been with Kern Funeral home since 2014.  He was born and raised in South Carolina and spent 20 years as a minister in Montana and Wyoming. He entered funeral service as an embalmer and funeral director in 1996.  He and his wife Darci live in Coupeville, Washington. Rodger is restoring a   Ford Model A, and enjoys driving it in the Coupeville parade and entering local car shows.  He relaxes by sailing on Penn Cove.  His two grandsons live with their parents in Bellingham. 

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Sarah Drake

Sarah is a Pacific Northwest native and currently lives in Silvana with her husband and daughter. Sarah has worked as a pipefitter in oil refineries with UA Local 26 for several years. In 2014, Sarah decided on a career change. Through family friend, Connie LeSourd, she learned of an opportunity to work with the team at Kern Funeral Home. She is delighted to be working at Kern as a Funeral Director Intern and enjoys helping families and her new career. Sarah is studying at Skagit Valley Community College and hopes to complete her Associate Degree in Environmental Science. Currently, she is learning American Sign Language and enjoys it very much. Sarah has been an active Volunteer with Arlington Girl Scout Troop 42168 since 2007 and loves it still.

Connie Le Sourd

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Connie started working at Kern Funeral Home with her father, LeRoy A. Anderson in 1989. She is now the owner and President of Kern Funeral Home and Mount Vernon Cemetery. She is dedicated to taking care of families that the Kern Funeral Home serves. Connie and her husband John, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live near La Conner, WA. What she loves most is spending time with her grandchildren and family. Another past time that she enjoys is volunteering, spending time in her rose and vegetable gardens.

She is a member of Al-Anon, Salem Lutheran Church and Vasa.

Rex E. Watt

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Rex has been with Kern Funeral Home since September 2004. Born in Portland, and raised in Santa Clara, CA he moved to Whatcom County in 1983 where he still resides.  He entered funeral service in 1988 and brings nearly three decades of experience as a funeral director and cemetery manager.  He and his wife, Deanna, are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bellingham and have 8 children between them, and 20 grandchildren.

Jeremiah T. Le Sourd

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Jeremiah T. Le Sourd is the third generation to join the family business. He has been at Kern Funeral Home since June of 2000. He was born and raised in Skagit County and graduated from La Conner High School prior to attending mortuary college. He has completed his Associate of Arts Degree in applied Science and Funeral Service Education at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Jeremiah recently obtained his funeral directors license and embalming certification. Jeremiah is an avid baseball fan and has been actively involved locally, coaching Junior Legion baseball.

Rodger Truax

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Rodger has been with Kern Funeral home since 2014.  He was born and raised in South Carolina and spent 20 years as a minister in Montana and Wyoming. He entered funeral service as an embalmer and funeral director in 1996.  He and his wife Darci live in Coupeville, Washington. Rodger is restoring a   Ford Model A, and enjoys driving it in the Coupeville parade and entering local car shows.  He relaxes by sailing on Penn Cove.  His two grandsons live with their parents in Bellingham. 

Sarah Drake

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Sarah is a Pacific Northwest native and currently lives in Silvana with her husband and daughter. Sarah has worked as a pipefitter in oil refineries with UA Local 26 for several years. In 2014, Sarah decided on a career change. Through family friend, Connie LeSourd, she learned of an opportunity to work with the team at Kern Funeral Home. She is delighted to be working at Kern as a Funeral Director Intern and enjoys helping families and her new career. Sarah is studying at Skagit Valley Community College and hopes to complete her Associate Degree in Environmental Science. Currently, she is learning American Sign Language and enjoys it very much. Sarah has been an active Volunteer with Arlington Girl Scout Troop 42168 since 2007 and loves it still.