|4/9/2013 12:18:00 PM|
Fern M. Wittenberg
Fern M. Wittenberg, 83, of South Haven died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at her home. Funeral services were Monday, April 8, at Zion United Methodist Church, South Haven with Rev. Ruth Hograbe officiating and burial to follow at Zion Cemetery, South Haven.
She is survived by children Kathleen Bodeker-Hull (Lyman Hull) of St. Joseph, James (Karen) of Fort Worth, Texas; Bruce of Anchorage, Alaska, Darlene Randall (Duane) of Shakopee; son-in-law Bruce Guggisberg of St. Cloud; sisters Bernice Zweig (Paul) of Shoreview, Elsie Player of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; brother Robert Pramann of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; sisters-in-law Jeanette Pramann of South Haven, Shirley Pramann of New Hope; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Donna Guggisberg; sisters Lorraine Bechtel, Kathleen Pramann; and brothers Warren and Edward Pramann.
Fern Margaret Wittenberg was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Fair Haven Township, Stearns County to Edward and Elsie (Schram) Pramann. She married Norman G. Wittenberg on May 26, 1946, in South Haven and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1983. She was a homemaker and worked for Wyman Manufacturing and then for 24 years at Marv's Red Owl in Annandale. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher and release time teacher. She was PTA president, a 4-H Leader, and an election judge. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, putting puzzles together, and playing cards and dominos.
Pallbearers: Norman and Ryan Bodeker, Nicholas and Michael Guggisberg, Nathan Hesse, and John Lebens.
Organist: Jamie Miller.
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