Fern D. Wahlers

Published 8:06 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Fern Deloris (Flugum) Johnson / Wahlers passed away to enter the Gates of Heaven on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Fern was born to Oscar & Emma Flugum on September 1, 1930 in Albert Lea, MN. She graduated from Ellendale High School in June of 1949. She was united in marriage to Albert Johnson on February 3, 1951. Fern & Albert lived in Janesville, MN where Albert was an auto mechanic at the local auto dealership. They had four children before his passing in November of 1959. Fern raised their four children in Clarks Grove and eventually moving to the family acreage near Geneva, MN. Fern was united in marriage to Daniel Wahlers on October 1, 1974. They enjoyed life and square dancing until Dan’s passing in June of 1991.

Fern D. Wahlers

Fern was a lifelong member of Geneva Community Lutheran Church where she participated in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was very artistic and created many beautiful banners for the church that are still used. She enjoyed participating in art classes to improve her creativity. Oil painting, pottery, ceramics, wood carving and quilt making were among her many talents. Fern was a kind soul to people and animals as she usually adopted the critters that her children came home with.

Fern retired from Owatonna Tool Company in 1995 after 20 years of employment. After her retirement, she drove for Senior Ride Services. She enjoyed travelling and experiencing new sites across America. Among her favorite trips was one to Norway to visit her family’s ancestral descendants and one to Hawaii where she participated in a marathon.

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Fern is survived by her children: Richard (Jo) Johnson, Roger (Barri) Johnson, James (Lauren Canario) Johnson, DeLynn (Cliff) Rohrbacher; Grandchildren: Jesse (Kevin Bronn) Johnson, Jayme (Brian) Carroll, Chris (Jodi) Johnson, Jason Johnson, Rachael (Jon) Seedorf, Alexis Johnson, Tiana Johnson, Ben Johnson, Sam Johnson, Elijah Johnson; Brothers: Virgil (Nancy) Flugum & Roland (Cyndi) Flugum. Many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death; Husband: Albert Johnson 1959 Husband: Daniel Wahlers 1991, Parents: Oscar & Emma Flugum, Father-in-law: Carl Johnson Siblings: Opal Bergerson, Irene Sletten & Robert Flugum.

A celebration of her life and internment will be announced at a later date.