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Hayward Lutheran Church
Monday October 30th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Monday October 30th, 2017

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Fern Shea

Memorial services for Fern Shea, age 90, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Father Kurt Farrell will officiate, assisted by Todd Walsh Chaplain Thorne-Crest Senior Living Community. A private interment will take place at a later date.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Fern died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.

Fern Shea was born August 5, 1927 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Cyrus and Gladys (Horning) Ott. She grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1945.  On September 7, 1947, Fern was united in marriage to Joseph Shea at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Fern was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, sewing, counted cross-stitch, and reading.

Fern is survived by her children, Charleen Steffen, Gregory (Charlotte) Shea, and JoLane Svendsen (significant other, Jerry Monson); adopted daughter, Pat (Bill) Town; grandchildren, James (Tracy) Steffen, Sarah (James) McFarland, Leah (Melvin) Mullins, John Shea, Steven (Jolene) Svendsen; great-grandchildren, Lily and Sam Steffen, Jaeden and Connor McFarland, Joshua and Shea Svendsen, and Cyrus Mullins; sister, Irene Ott; and special niece, Kathy Mandt.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; son-in-law Melvin Steffen.

We want to thank the entire staff at Thorne Crest for the loving care they gave our mom and to the hospice staff for the comfort they provided.

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent on October 28, 2017

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of all of you today as you remember and celebrate Fern's life as sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Love, Lisa and Steve MacCubbin - Tomi and Ladd Johnson

Expression of Sympathy Oct 28 2017 12:00 AM

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent by Ron & Linda Jump on October 27, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss Char.

Yvonne (steffen) and Robert Oct 27 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences from our family to yours. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prays.

Nancy Boran Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by John and Kathy Connett on October 26, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

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Rose and I are so very sad to hear of your loss.Fern was always so kind and helpful to our family, she will be greatly missed.

Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Fern,

I am sorry for your loss but also know Fern lived a good life. I always liked her tenacity and grit. She had a wonderful sense of humor. May God bless her soul and bring her peace.

Peter Grant

Peter Grant Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Ferns passing leaves such a sad forlorn emptiness. She is the last of her generation. Our condolences to Charleen, Greg, and JoLane and all her family.

Tom & Carol Grant Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on October 26, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2017 12:00 AM