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Fern M. Olson

November 2, 1925 January 31, 2019
Fern M.  Olson
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Obituary for Fern M. Olson

Fern M. Olson, age 93, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Fremont Health.

Fern was born November 2, 1925, to Lillie (Seberg) and J. Howard Peterson in Oakland, Nebraska. She attended Oakland High School and graduated in 1943. After graduation Fern worked on the family farm until she married Dale. Fern married Dale in Oakland on June 29, 1949 and, soon after, moved to Fremont where Fern was a wife and mother.

Fern loved her roles as wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many...and she excelled in them all. She cared for Dale and Nancy well, and was quite the mother-in-law to Mic and “Nana” to Alec, Sam and Lillie. She also was a mother to their two AFS exchange daughters....Fiona from Rugby, England and Celia from Sydney, Australia. She loved all of her friends, whether from church, bridge, the neighborhood or the new ones she met at the grocery store!!!

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Sarah Circle, P.E.O., Eastern Star, and multiple bridge groups.

Fern was awarded the Fremont Area Community Foundation Philanthropic Award in 2011.

Preceded in death by her parents.

Survived by her husband Dale
Daughter Nancy (Michael) Johnston of Omaha
Grandchildren Alec, Sam, and Lillie Johnston of Omaha
Niece, Marie (John) Burnham and family and nephew, Dr. Jeff Peterson
Exchange daughters Fiona Wall and Celia Harper

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Midland University, Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Hope Center for Kids

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Visitation: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services: 10:30 AM Friday, February 8, 2019, at First United Methodist Church. Pastors Bill Gepford and Scott Jensen will officiate.

Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Nebraska

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4:00 PM 2/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States





10:30 AM 2/8/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

815 North Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025

First United Methodist Church
815 North Broad Street Fremont 68025 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Ridge Cemetery Final Resting Place

1761 W Linden Ave
Fremont, NE 68025

1761 W Linden Ave Fremont 68025 NE
United States

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