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Obituary for Carl John Thern

Carl John Thern, 83, of Red Hill, passed away December 10, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Brownlee) Thern. Born in Germantown, Carl was the son of the late Carl Jacob and Edna Elizabeth (Campbell) Thern. Carl was a Business Systems Analyst for AT&T for 35 years before retiring. He and his wife were long time volunteers for both the GAiN ministry in Lancaster and for the Tuscarora Lutheran Conference Center in Mt. Bethel, PA.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Chris Thern, wife of Matthew Conver, of Lawrenceville, NJ; and Cheryl, wife of James Stauffer, of Barto, grandchildren: Jacob & Nicole Stauffer; Ethan & Sarah Conver; and a brother, Thomas Thern, of Warminster; and nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of their lives will be at noon on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Palm Schwenkfelder Church, 833 Gravel Pike, Palm. A viewing will be from 11 AM until noon. The Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to GAiN International, 2001 West Plano Parkway, 2200, Plano, TX 75075 OR to the Tuscarora Lutheran Conference Center, 3300 River Road, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343. To offer on-line condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at