In Memory

Jeff Fern

Jeff Fern

Jeff Fern

Jeff L. Fern, 60, of Grand Island died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Celebration of life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Rhodes will officiate.

Burial of ashes will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Fern was born on March 30, 1953, at Kearney to LaMoyne and Janice (English) Fern.

He married Barb Mooney on Oct. 1, 1977, in Kearney.

Survivors of the immediate family include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jessica Fern of Lincoln; a daughter, Beth Fern and friend Jenni Reeh of Lincoln; his parents of Kearney; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Janis Fern of Glenvil; and a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Fred Thatcher of Overland Park.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, Alex and Addison.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Jeff was born and raised in Kearney, graduating from Kearney High School with the class of 1971. After high school, he attended Central Community College in Hastings. He and Barb made their home in Grand Island. Jeff worked as a restaurant manager and later as a MetLife insurance agent. He enjoyed NASCAR, Husker football and antiquing. Most of all, he enjoyed his time spent with his grandkids.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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01/22/14 06:31 AM #1    

Rhonda Pinkham (Stines)

One of my favorite childhood memories of Jeff comes from our days at Park School together. I was terrible at softball and he tried so hard to teach me how to hit a ball with a bat. It never worked but he certainly believed in me!

My deepest sympathy to the family - Rhonda Pinkham Stines



01/22/14 01:51 PM #2    

Deb Anders-Carson (Thacker)

Jeff was one of the first people I met at Park School. I remember in 5th grade we learned we shared the same birthday. So sorry to hear this sad news. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts.


02/04/14 10:54 AM #3    

Jane Carlson (DeCecco)

So sorry to hear about Jeff.  I'll never forget that big grin of his.  He was like a big teddy bear with a huge heart  and I'll never forget him.  My condolences to all.

Jane (DeCecco) Carlson


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