Bertha Fisher Kern

February 1, 1933 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 87)


Bertha Fisher Kern passed away on May 21, 2020.  Born on February 1st, 1933 to Lilian and Joseph Fisher.  She was a lifelong resident of New Orleans but moved to Baton Rouge in 2009.  She graduated from Tulane School of Business Administration.  She was president and co founder with her best friend Sandy Kahn of Nouvelle Inc., which published the Lagniappe Dining Book from 1979 to 1997.  She was past president of Tikvat Shalom Sisterhood, which is now Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation of New Orleans, La.  Preceding her in death was her beloved husband Dr. Nathan Kern and her Brother Dr. Morris Fisher.  She is survived by her daughter Jeanne Kern Poe, and her spouse Patrick Miller. Her son Michael Kern of Palo Alto and his wife, Yukie Kern and their two sons Joshua and Alexander Kern. Step grandchildren Natalie Miller Wood married to James R. Wood and their children Wyatt and Lillian; Michael Miller and wife Becky Ewing Miller and their children Noelle and Merritt; and Andrew F. Miller. A private burial will be held by the family. Public memorial will be held at a later date. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at



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St. Rose, LA

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