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December 2, 2021


Edmund R. Kern, age 86, is God’s newest angel, deceased on 11/24/21. Ed was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 2/25/35, son of Edmund and Gertrude Kern, and has succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson’s.

He enlisted in the Navy, after graduating from high school at the age of 17. After his service on the “Coral Sea” aircraft carrier during the Korean War, he attended the University of Maine, graduating as a mechanical engineer. He worked for Sylvania, Westinghouse, and lastly for Philips Elmet, a division of Philips Lighting, for 35 years.  During his career as a coil designer, he developed eleven patents for increased efficiency and longer lasting coils in light bulbs.  In 1983, he met Gisele Morin at a school re-union, and they married in 1985. Ed was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister, Doris, 2 stepsisters, Edith Baker and Cynthia Jones, and a stepson, Robert Wilbur, Jr.

He leaves his wife of 36 years, Gisele, and a blended family: Joseph Kern, David Kern and his partner Kathy Tata, Daniel Kern and his partner Jackie, Carol Bostic and her husband Vince; grandchildren: Jackie and Chad Johnson, Zack and Haley Wilbur, Gisele Wilbur, Ben Kern, Alex Pierce, Samara and Sedge Kern, and 2 great-grandchildren; Anthony and Brody.  Ed’s strong faith in God, his love of country, and unconditional love of family, showed in all the ways that he served. His infectious smile, and sense of humor, will always be remembered. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420 Condolences may be left at


Olga Stuck

Olga Stuck, 77, of Ocala, Florida passed away November 23, 2021, at her Ocala, Florida home. She was the wife of Terrence Stuck.

Olga was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming a daughter of the late Mack and Felecia Hernandez. Prior to her retirement she was a regional manager for a retail store chain. She was a member of St. Paul National Catholic Church, Belleview, FL.

Olga is survived by her husband, Terrance Stuck and daughters Denise Michelle Baker (Randy) of Austin TX and Margie Stuck (Mike) of Ocala, FL. She was the grandmother of Kristen Trattner of Austin, TX, Lauren Canatta of Portland, OR and Luke Rose of Milwaukee, WI and a great grandson.

Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Service, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at




Randy Chartier passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the age of 78.

Randy was born in North Island, San Diego, California to Wilfred and Elayne.  Wilfred was a career Navy man affording Randy the opportunity to live in several areas of the country as well as overseas for a short while during his teen years.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Mary; son Richard; stepchildren Kara, Kristine and Jennifer; sister Antoinette; niece Francesca; brother-in-law Brian; son-in-law Kevin; and grandchildren Madalyn, Derek, Fiona and Lauren.

Randy spent his working career in various government agencies spending the bulk of it working as an IT Specialist at the IRS in the Washington DC area.  Randy and Mary moved to Florida in 2002.

To describe Randy, you think of a simple man, whose passions were his family, motorcycling and most recently cruising the oceans blue.  Randy’s family and friends knew him as always ready with a smile, having a great sense of humor, taking time to stop and living life to the fullest.

A funeral for Randy is planned for January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am.  The service will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on 10670 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, Florida 34472.  All are invited to attend.  A light lunch will follow immediately at 12:00 pm in the church hall.



Patricia A. Marsello Thomas, 77 of Ocala, Florida passed away at the Ted & Diane Brandley Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer on November 1, 2021.  Patti was born on September 2, 1944 and resided in Schenectady, NY until 1997 when she moved to Florida. Patti was a friendly face you saw at Kool Kat Saloon, Farmhouse Restaurant and Fox Crossing Tavern. She is survived by her sons Leonard (Sally), Daniel (Lisa); brothers Joseph (Pam), Michael (Brian); grandchildren Nikki, Ashleigh, Mikayla, Rebecca, Cassandra and Alex; great-grandchildren William, Xavier, Gionni and Annalise; as well as a nieces; nephews; cousins; and uncle.  Patti also leaves behind her beloved dog Bailey and all of her kitties.  Patti was preceded in death by her parents Theresa Bengevengo Marsello and Frank Marsello; and brother Frank, Jr.  Patti was lovingly called the crazy cat lady, she had such a soft spot in her heart for animals.  Patti also leaves behind many great friends, enjoying bike runs and adventures. A celebration of Patti’s life will be held at Fox Crossing Tavern, on Saturday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m.  Donations in memory of Patti, may be sent to the Humane Society of Marion County, Inc., 701 NW 14th Rd., Ocala, FL 34475 or Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474. The family would also like to extend appreciation and thanks to her good friends and angels who cared for her and her furbabies, Neill, Kathie, Roxann, and Debbie.  Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral Services-Belleview, 352-245-2424.  Sentiments may be left online at




Louise was born in Booneville, MS on July 11, 1940, to W.O. and Eva Floyd.  She moved to Belleview with her family in October 1943 where she spent the rest of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Osgood (Brian) Ocala, FL. One grandson Wade Osgood (Christina) and two great grandsons Gavin and Mason Osgood of Clarksville, TN. Two brothers, Lafan and Dale Floyd of Logan, Utah.

She was predeceased by her husband, Don Deegan, both parents and brothers, Willie, Delcay and Henry and her sister Earline Kropf.  Louise is forth generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held many callings in the church.

She worked secretarial jobs at Belleview Chamber of Commerce on several Founder’s Day celebrations doing the Lolly The Trolley tours of Belleview.  She was a co-Girl Scout Leader for five years; she has interviewed many residents of Belleview for the Voice of South Marion Founder’s Review magazines for many years.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 12795 SE 55th Avenue Road in Belleview, FL. Burial will follow at Good Shepherds Memorial Garden, Ocala, FL.


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