Obit: Vandeberg, Fern (1889 - 1974)
Transcriber: Steven Lavey
News-Herald, January 2, 1975
LAST NAME: Vandeberg
FIRST NAME: Fern
NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Marshfield, Wisconsin
Services have been set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Neillsville for Mrs. Fern Vandeberg, 85, of 702 East Division Street, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital here. The Rev. William A. Noble, pastor, will conduct the services, and burial will be made in the York Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Georgas Funeral Home, Neillsville, today until noon Friday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. The former Fern Alton was born September 9, 1889 in Monroe County and received her education in Neillsville and also attended teachers' training. She taught school prior to her marriage to Horace Vandeberg on June 18, 1914, at Neillsville. He died in 1953. After their marriage the couple farmed in York Center until 1953. She continued to live on the farm until 1962, when she moved into the city of Neillsville. Mrs. Vandeberg was active in church and community affairs. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Rebecca Lodge. Surviving her are four sons, Harold, Neenah; Lloyd, Cheney, Washington; Gale, Madison; and Russell, Neillsville; a sister, Mrs. Elwin (Ida) Root, Merrill; 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother and three sisters.
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