John Dean Kern, 92, of Yakima, died Saturday at Summitview Health Care Center.

Mr. Kern was born in Chicago. He worked as a chemical engineer for U.S. Rubber Co. and its subsidiaries and at Basic Ceramic before he retired. He moved to Yakima in May.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Kern of Yakima; two daughters, Gail Kern of Anagansett, N.Y., and Kris Bell of Yakima; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A memorial service this week is pending. He will be inurned in Oak Park Cemetery in Grand Ridge, Ill. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory, Yakima.