Obit: Werner, Fern A. (1915 - 2011)


Surnames: Amo, Anderson, Beachler, Diez, Engel, Etten, Gamper, Hauser, Hoffmann, Loertscher, Mokry, Perkins, Riegert, Stefancin, Sulzer, Werner, Willger, Wollum, Zircher

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, February 24, 2011, online edition

Werner, Fern A. (Amo) (February 28, 1915 - February 21, 2011)

Fern A. Werner, 95, Medford, died on Monday, Feb. 21 at Golden LivingCenter in Rib Lake, while under hospice care.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford. Pallbearers are Brett and Craig Beachler, Christopher Sulzer, Jesse Hoffmann, Troy Anderson, Jeffrey Zircher and Paulo Diez.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m., and on Friday from 9 to 10:45 a.m.

The former Fern Amo was born on February 28, 1915 in Deer Creek to the late Albert and Caroline (Gamper) Amo. She attended Fairfield School in Deer Creek and was a 1933 graduate of Medford High School.

On February 25, 1941, she married James B. Werner Sr., who preceded her in death on December 27, 1981. She was a homemaker and did volunteer work at Holy Rosary Catholic School.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and past member of the Tee Hi Women's Golf Club. She enjoyed embroidery, baking, reading, playing sheepshead and bridge, singing and traveling.

Survivors include seven children, Sally (James) Hauser of San Rafael, Calif.; Charles (Lana) of Burnsville, Minn., Suzanne (Jeffrey) Zircher of Bartonville, Ill., Barbara (Terry) Beachler of Chillicothe, Ill., Deborah (Rolin) Hofmann of Edwards, Ill., Mary (Dale) Mokry of Medford and James Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; four sisters, Inez Loertscher and Norma Riegert, both of Medford, Odile (Henry) Wollum of Louisville, Colo., and Edyth Engel of Dorchester; a sister-in-law, Faye Amo of Dorchester; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae Perkins and Lucille Etten; a brother, James; and a great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the March of Dimes.

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