Madison - Harvey Frederick Kerns, age 88, died on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 4, 1928, in Madison, to Frederick and Theresa (Denruiter) Kerns. He was united in marriage to Joyce Elaine Buhler on June 18, 1949, at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Westport.

Harvey was a very loving, giving and selfless person. He touched the lives of all those that he met. Harvey always had a smile on his face and was full of laughter.

Survivors include his daughters, Debra (Mike) Briski and Lisa (Jeff) Hull; sons, Dan (Amy) Kerns, Steven Kerns, Thomas (Jennifer) Kerns, Todd (Tilly) Kerns and Dan Lindberg; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Bernice) Kerns; a son-in-law, Christopher Schadek; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harvey is preceded in death by his wife Joyce; a daughter, Karen Schadek; his parents; and a sister, Violet Remington.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 12 p.m. with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Harvey's family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Mary's Care Center for their extraordinary care to Harvey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harvey’s name to St. Mary’s Care Center.