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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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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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.

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Daniel La Plaunt

Daniel La Plaunt is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who came to Northwest Washington to join Kern Funeral Home in February of 2019.  Daniel is proud of 20 years of serving families, as well as having supported the funeral directing community through sponsoring several internships over the years.  He is a past member of the Washington State Funeral Directors Associations' Board of Directors.  Daniels' interests include learning about local history and campaigning for historic preservation.

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David Lukov Family Services Director and Funeral Director Intern davidl@kernfuneralhome.com

David Lukov has been serving in the funeral and cemetery profession for many years, and joined the staff of Kern Funeral Home in March 2019.  His position at Kern is to help people plan ahead (advance planning) for funeral and cemetery decisions, serve as a funeral director, provide aftercare and grief support to families and serves when called upon, as an officiant.   David is a graduate of Shorecrest High School (Shoreline), Whitworth University (Spokane) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ).  He has been a pastor, a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Chaplain, and an adjunct college instructor.

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.

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.

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.

Daniel La Plaunt

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Daniel La Plaunt is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who came to Northwest Washington to join Kern Funeral Home in February of 2019.  Daniel is proud of 20 years of serving families, as well as having supported the funeral directing community through sponsoring several internships over the years.  He is a past member of the Washington State Funeral Directors Associations' Board of Directors.  Daniels' interests include learning about local history and campaigning for historic preservation.

David Lukov

Family Services Director and Funeral Director Intern
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David Lukov has been serving in the funeral and cemetery profession for many years, and joined the staff of Kern Funeral Home in March 2019.  His position at Kern is to help people plan ahead (advance planning) for funeral and cemetery decisions, serve as a funeral director, provide aftercare and grief support to families and serves when called upon, as an officiant.   David is a graduate of Shorecrest High School (Shoreline), Whitworth University (Spokane) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ).  He has been a pastor, a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Chaplain, and an adjunct college instructor.