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Subject: [MAYFIELD] Obit - Elmer Elsworth Fernen, 1916-2009
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:05:58 -0500


I do not have any dates/places of birth and death for Margaret Mayfield other than born abt 1916 Nebraska, died between Mar 2000-May 2007 <Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota>, but do have her husband's and her grandson's obits.

2000 (Mar) named as sister, Margaret Fernen of Sturgis, SD (Src: Melvin O. Mayfield’s obit)
2007 (May) referred to as (not named) deceased paternal grandmother (Src: Patrick Allen Fernen's obit)
2009 (May) named as deceased wife, Margaret Mayfield (Src: Elmer Fernen’s obit)

Hope this helps,

Belle Fourche Post Bee - (May/11/2009)
"Elmer Fernen, 93, Sturgis, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2009.
Visitation will be at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel from noon until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Moe Greiner officiating. Interment and graveside rites will be held at Valentine, Neb., at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2009.
Elmer was born Jan. 23, 1916, at Lynch, Neb., to Francis and Bridgette (Sommerfeld) Fernen. He moved to Dallas with his family when he was 8 years old. When he started working, he worked for 50 cents a day. He worked with cattle, haying and as a field hand. In 1936, he moved to a farm south of Mission, near Crookston, Neb. He married Margaret Mayfield on Nov. 30, 1936. To this union, three children were born: Larry, Ilene and Jim. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cards and all kind of sports. In 1956 or 1957, he started work at Rosebud as a meat cutter. He worked there for 20 years. Through the years, he enjoyed playing the mouth harp, harmonica, and guitar. He also had a good singing voice. In 1977, he and Margaret moved to Sturgis.
He leaves to mourn his passing his three children, Larry (MaryAnn) Fernen, Sturgis, Ilene Shelbourn, Valentine, Neb., Jim (Iva) Fernen, Rapid City; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret; one brother, Arnold; sisters, Sylvia, Mildred, Irma, and Alma (Dolly); one grandson, Patrick Fernen; and son-in-law, Geroge Shelbourn.
A memorial has been established to the Hospice of Northern Hills.
Condolences may be sent to the family at"

Obit Meade County Times (SD) 19 May 2007:
"Patrick Allen Fernen, 43, Sturgis, passed on to his eternal home on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the Sturgis Regional Lippold Hospice Unit after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Before passing, Pat expressed his appreciation for the love and support of his family, friends, and the community during his battle.
Visitation will be at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Grunwald Auditorium in the south building at R.B. Williams Junior High School with Pastor John Williamson officiating. Burial services will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
Pat was born Sept. 13, 1963, in Rapid City to Larry and Mary Ann (Synders) Fernen. He grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis Brown High School in 1981. He enjoyed high school athletics, participating in cross country, basketball, football and track, earning white letter honors and athlete of the year in 1981. Later he learned to love golf, hunting, and pool, which brought him hours of fun, laughter and lifetime friendships.
Pat attended college in Marshall, Minn., and at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He returned to western South Dakota where he worked for the South Dakota Department of Transportation at Belle Fourche. In the early 1990s, he joined the staff of Hills Vending in Sturgis as a machine technician.
Pat was married to Susie Lehman in Sturgis on Feb. 25, 1994. Together they had the pleasure of raising their daughter, Taylor, now a sophomore at Sturgis Brown High School. Pat had many hobbies such as golfing, hunting, and billiards. He was an active supporter and coach for his daughter's many activities, including her softball and basketball teams. Pat was an avid supporter of youth athletics and the Sturgis Scoopers.
Survivors include his wife, Susie; daughter, Taylor; parents, Larry and Mary Ann Fernen, Sturgis; one brother, Jeffrey L. Fernen, Sturgis; one sister, Kimberly A. Smith; nephews Jason, Reace and Kyial Huber, Derick Fernen, Nicholas and Abby Lehmann; and numerous other family members.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother."

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