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. Fern Christensen Drews .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. March 11 - 15,  2012  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

Visit Guest Book Fern V. Drews, 94, Oconto Falls, died Friday morning, March 9, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Angelica, to William and Florence (Egan) Christensen. Fern grew up in the Oconto Falls area, where she graduated high school with the class of 1937. As a young women, Fern worked for Falls Paper & Power.

On May 14, 1937, she married Merdon "Bud" Drews in Green Bay. The couple made their home in Oconto Falls, where she was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and took part in bible study, senior choir and the ELECTA Circle. Over the years, Fern belonged to the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Oconto Falls Women's Club and River Island Golf Club. Fern also enjoyed bowling for the Lazy Daizy's team for 20 years, golfing, ceramics (which her children all received as gifts), playing bridge with her friends, boating, shopping and chaperoning the Jr. Class trips. Along with her husband, she liked snowmobiling, riding behind Bud on his Indian motorcycle and following their son, Don's racing career on snowmobiles. Most of all, Fern enjoyed being a grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Survivors are her three children, Pat Thomson, Oconto Falls; Don Drews Sr., Spruce; Karen (David) Heinbuch, Sun Prairie; nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Buddy on June 25, 1989; two sisters, Lois and Sharon; one brother, Clyde Christensen; one grandson Todd; her son-in-law, Dale Thomson on April 24, 2011; and daughter-in-law, Pat Drews on October 30, 2007.

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: Visitation will continue at the Oconto Falls Untied Methodist Church after 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Fritz Schulz officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

The Drews family would like to thank the staff of The Meadowlands, especially those who came to watch TV with her and the ER and ICU nurses and staff at Community Memorial for the care and concern shown Fern.