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Robert "Bob" P. Kerns (Doc), age 89, of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Sunday November 15, 2020. He was born on January 11, 1931 in Valparaiso, IN.
Bob played college football at Valparaiso University, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Education. He completed his Masters Degree in Education at Indiana University. He also took classes in Athletic Training. He worked at Portage High School from 1956 until he retired in 1990. During these years at Portage he started by teaching math and being an assistance football coach and Jr. high basketball coach. In the early 1970’s he became one of the first high school athletic trainers in Indiana which led to his induction into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. In 1988 he served as one of the Athletic Trainers for the Indiana All-Star football game.