Walter J. Kern, 80, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Unity Point Health-St. Lukes in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church. Fr. Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the church. A rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.