BLOOMER — Elmer Fred Ferg, 94, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Dove Healthcare, Bloomer.
He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Bloomer Township to Emma (Lueck) and William Ferg. He grew up on the Ferg homestead and attended Mile Corner Country School, where he graduated from eighth grade. He was a confirmed member of St. John Lutheran Church. Elmer graduated from Bloomer High School where he was active in FFA and he was a member of Woodmohr 4-H Club. In his free time he enjoyed fishing with his brother, Wilmer, Wis.
On Sept. 12, 1950, Elmer married Angeline (Pansy) Dahl at St. John Lutheran Church in Bloomer. They lived in a small trailer home on Elmer’s home farm where they farmed in partnership with his brother, Wilmer and his wife, Arlene. In 1954 they built their home next to Elmer’s childhood home.
After retiring from farming, Elmer worked as janitor for People’s State Bank. Elmer was a Charter Member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church serving as secretary, treasurer, and trustee. Elmer was known for his green thumb as one favorite pastime was working in their flower and vegetable gardens. Elmer was blessed to have many children in his life as he spent time with his niece and nephew and their children.
Elmer is survived by nephew, William (Karen) Ferg; niece, Sharon (Joe) Seibel; great-nieces, Kristi (Jonah) Gotham, Kimberly (Chris) King, Karissa Seibel, Allison Seibel; great-great-nieces and nephews, Wyatt Gotham, Elliott Gotham, Whittney Gotham, Owen King, and Aubree King, and brother-in-law, Jerome Dahl.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Angeline (“Pansy” Dahl) Ferg; parents, Emma (Lueck) and William Ferg; brother, Wilmer Ferg; and sister-in-law, Arlene (Hanson) Ferg; great-nephew, Matthew Seibel.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomer with a visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Bloomer Cemetery following the service. Olson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.
The family would like to thank Dove Healthcare workers for their daily caring for Elmer and Heartland Hospice for their care of him as he completed his journey to his eternal home in Heaven.