In Memory of

Fern Catherine Reese

March 11, 1925 - April 5, 2018
From: Peterson, IA
Fern Catherine Reese

Fern Catherine Reese

Born: March 11, 1925
Died: April 5, 2018
Age: 93

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     Fern Catherine Reese, the daughter of Horace and Edith (Stroman) Bruns, was born March 11, 1925 in Granville, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent on a farm near Granville, Iowa, where she received her education at Paullina Schools and later moved to Everly, where she graduated from Everly High School.

     Fern married Wayne Reese on January 10, 1945 in Spencer, Iowa after meeting him at a dance.  They moved to Peterson, Iowa, where they farmed throughout their life.  She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Peterson.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and working around the farm.  Fern spent a lot of time in the boat fishing with Wayne in the summers, travelling as often as possible in their RV.  She was unmatched in the kitchen and was happiest when she was hosting the entire family for dinners.

     She passed away at her home in Peterson on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 93 surrounded by family.  Fern was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne in 2011 and a grandson, Christopher Kummerfeld.

     Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Gail and her husband, Richard Kummerfeld of Rockwell City, IA and Connie Harmon of Fonda, IA; 4 grandchildren: Kimberly Kummerfeld of Peterson, IA, Lisa (Ohrtman) Peterson of Sioux City  IA, Teresa (Ohrtman) Gardner of Fonda, IA, and Nicholas Ohrtman of Peterson, IA:  10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 9, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Peterson.
Rev. Kim Dewey
Pastor Michael Hyde
Zachery Luncquist
Jaden Gardner
Sam Gardner
Luke Gardner
Joey Peterson
Carter Bertrand
Cole Bertrand
Visitation will begin 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 8th with the family present from 3 to 5:00 P.M., Sunday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Peterson
Congregational Hymns:
PROCESSIONAL: "Beyond The Sunset"
RECESSIONAL: "Whispering Hope"
By The Congregation

SOLOS: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
            "Together Again"
             By Joel & Andrea Orthmann
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the church immediately following the graveside services


Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:14 PM
“Gail & family, I just learned of your mom's passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Your parents were good neighbors to our family & good friends to my parents. I have many fond memories of them. May you also find comfort in your memories.”
- Susan Reed Carlisle
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“I see the resemblance in my Grandma Edie. Sorry for your loss. I remember coming to her and Wayne's farm as a small boy and once when I visited Grandma Edie in the spring of 1977 when I was a freshman in College @ Iowa.”
- R. Brandt
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“So very sorry. Fern was a true inspiration and a beautiful soul. She will be missed. ”
- Sandi Hollesen
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:38 PM
“So sorry for your loss...”
- Joe Zenkovich
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:20 PM
“To the Reese Family; so sorry to hear of the loss of Fern. May God wrap you in his arms and lead you though this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!”
- Becky (Fear) and Mike Hatting
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