Fern Nock, 1926-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Funeral services for Fern M. Nock will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. The Rev. Paul Andree will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service and burial will be in St. Olaf Cemetery.

Fern Nock

Fern passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Richland. She was 92.

Fern Marzine (Guthier) was born April 6, 1926, to Clayton and Mable (Amunrud) Guthier in Emmons. Following high school, she graduated from Mankato Teachers College in 1946 with a two-year teaching certificate. She later went back to college and got her bachelor’s degree. Fern taught one year in Glenville, two years in Wells and the rest of her 29 years teaching were in New Richland. She loved teaching and being with children.

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Fern was a Sunday school teacher, a Girl Scouts leader and served on the church council at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was also a member of the mission circle. Fern was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary. When Fern wasn’t teaching or volunteering, she enjoyed growing roses and playing bridge and Skip Bo with her friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Nock, in 1989; infant daughter, Susan Nock, in 1957; sister, Neoma Helgeson; special friend, Duane Pinz; as well as many close friends.

Fern is survived by her only son, James (Ruth Lentz) Nock, of Rochester; grandchildren James (Amy) Lentz and April Lentz; two great-grandchildren; special friends Jerome Kubista of Ellendale and Darlene Abraham of New Richland; nieces Linda Johnson, Bonnie White, Mary Ellis and Nancy Russler; nephews David Johnson, Tom Helgeson and Scott Helgeson; as well as many extended relatives and friends.

Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church. Blessed be her memory.