Celebrated 104th birthday
May 31, 2023
Helen Kostadin Kern celebrated her 104th birthday with family and friends at San Gabriel's in Highland.
She was born May 19, 1919, in Livingston to parents, Joseph R. Kostadin, Sr. and Barbara (Skertich) Kostadin. She had three older sisters and one younger brother.
After graduating from high school, she moved to Chicago and worked 38 years in payroll for Mars Candy Co. She married Roy Kern in Chicago, and they were married for 46 years. After retirement, she and Roy moved back to Livingston and built a new home on family property. Helen remained there until 2019 when she went to live at...