(South Bend, IN) - A former Mayor of South Bend is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Joe Kernan also used to be Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. Kernan was a flight officer in the Navy and a prisoner of war. The 74-year-old Kernan was Mayor in South Bend during the ’80s and
90’s then later Lieutenant Governor. He took over as Governor when Frank O’Bannon died while in office.