In Memory of

Fern Louise Hargens

December 15, 1927 - January 11, 2021
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Greenville, IA
Fern Louise Hargens

Fern Louise Hargens

Born: December 15, 1927
Died: January 11, 2021
Age: 93

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John Hargens
2410 430th St.
Greenville, Iowa 51343

Fern Louise Hargens, the daughter of William and Martha (Van Geest) Gibson, was born December 15, 1927 in Greenville, IA.  Her childhood years were spent in Greenville, where she received her education, graduating from Greenville Consolidated High School in 1946, the last class to graduate from the school.

     Fern married Frank Louis Hargens on March 19, 1950 at the Friends Church in Greenville.  They farmed south of Spencer during the first years of their marriage, before moving to their farm near Greenville. 

     Fern was a long-time, active member of the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.

     She passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the age of 93.  Fern was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank in 2001; one grandson, Michael Simons; one sister, Fran Cady and one brother, Bob Gibson.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Patricia (Dale) Baity of Rapid City, SD, Gayle (Bruce) Simons of Spencer, Susan Stoffel of Spencer, Janet (Marvin) Schutter of Spencer, and John (Karen) Hargens of Greenville; five grandchildren: Steven (Melanie) Simons, Sally (Justin) Leitch, Katie (James) Johnikin, Ben Hargens, and Jake Hargens; nine great-grandchildren: Sarah, Abby, and Morgan Simons, Owen and Miles Leitch, Alex, Liliana, Cierra, and Michael Johnikin; one sister-in-law, Anna Gibson of Spencer; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Ben Hargens
Jake Hargens
Marvin Schutter
John Hargens
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 13, with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.


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ORGANIST - Kristin Kaldahl

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Spencer, Iowa


Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:22 PM
“John, Janet, and siblings. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a very nice lady.”
- Judy Langholz
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Janet, John and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“Gayle and family; we are sorry to read you have lost such an important, loved, respected person in your life. There are so many good times for all of you to remember. Share those wonderful stories, let them bring on smiles, giggles, and finally, laughs. Bless all of you. ❤️”
- Bob & Nira Rusk
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“May the Great Comforter enfold you in His arms and give you peace. With deepest sympathy.”
- Nancy (Stoll) Taylor
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! You have many good memories! She was a very nice person and will be missed! May Jesus wrap his arms around you and give you all the comfort you need! We have history of our parents double dating, and playing with you as children. Your dad stood up with my parents at their wedding. Many good memories! ”
- Jim and Nancy Hartmann
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“We send our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies at the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace with her Lord and Savior. ”
- Grant & De Linda Leu
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:06 PM
“Gayle and family, Sorry for your loss. Remember the good times. Prayers and thoughts are with you.”
- Mark and Alene Peters
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:05 PM
“Fern was a true example of Motherhood. Prayers for her family. ”
- Myra J Coover
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 5:05 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss Hargen Family! It's so hard to lose such an important part of your family. Thoughts and prayers sent your way from all of us. ”
- Brian and Kari Schmidt
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Hargens Family
So sorry for your loss loss, Fern was a special lady.
Take care and God Bless ✝️”
- Randy&Suzanne Krukow
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Thinking of you at this time and sending strength for the days ahead.”
- Dean and Susan Reiser
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Sue and families, I extend to you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in your memories and with each other.
Huggs, love and prayers to all.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:23 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all of Fern's family. She raised great kids! May she rest in peace. Prayers for all.”
- Shirley Selzer
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:10 PM
“So sorry to hear of Ferns passing. I pray for peace and healing for her entire family”
- Kay Wilson
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM
“so very sorry to hear this, when I worked at St Lukes she was a fun gal to be around, enjoyed her.

- Nancy Newgard
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM
“Fern was such a sweet and kind lady. My sympathy on your loss. Heaven will welcome her home.”
- Connie Heien
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM
“We were saddened to see that your dear, sweet Mother passed. I visited with her many times when I taught the twins. I will be praying that God gives you all the strength you need and you feel his loving arms around you. I pray, too, that all the sweet memories that you hold in your hearts will comfort you.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
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