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Fern Mary Strouth

June 30, 1921 November 19, 2015
Fern Mary Strouth
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Obituary for Fern Mary Strouth

Brewster, MN


      Fern Mary (Maxwell) Strouth, age 94, was born on June 30, 1921, in rural Ashton, IA, the daughter of Marshall and Gertrude (Grave) Maxwell. She graduated from Sibley High School. Fern married Leo J. Strouth on June 1, 1943, at St. James Catholic Church in Orlando, FL. Fern worked numerous years as a postal employee. She also sold Tupperware and Avon. Fern was active in church functions. She was also a member of the Brewster Legion Auxiliary.

      Fern enjoyed traveling, playing cards with her family, fishing, her flower garden, and playing bingo. She also enjoyed spending time with her family especially her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fern died on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake, MN.

      Fern is survived by six children, John (Linda) Strouth of Brewster, MN, Joe (Diann) Strouth of Greeley, CO, Kay (Larry) Hageman of Howard, SD, James (Karen) Strouth of Kandiyohi, MN, Robert (Melody) Strouth of Worthington, MN, and Patrick (Lori) Strouth of Sioux Falls, SD; seventeen grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; three sisters, Juanita (Richard) Gunderman of Fulda, MN, Ronnie (Dr. Dennis) Zylstra of Spencer, IA, and Janice Maxwell of Luverne, MN, and sister-in-law, Florence Greiser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, her parents, and three brothers, Dale, Donald, and Ardell.

      Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, MN, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Fern’s grandsons, Michael Strouth, Ryan Strouth, John J. Strouth, Brandon Strouth, Blake Strouth, and Killian Strouth will serve as casket bearers. Fern’s grandchildren will serve as honorary bearers. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery near Brewster.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, MN

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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