Fern Weihe, 89,Lawrence, passed away on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. Memorial services for Mrs. Weihe will be
held Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Westside Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold, Lawrence, KS.
Fern was born June 25, 1923 in Rantoul, KS, the daughter of C.E. & Irene Mercer. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1941, Fern worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition plant in DeSoto, KS during
World War II.
On June 8, 1946 Fern married Ken Weihe of Lorraine, KS. The couple lived in Lyons, KS where they farmed for several years, then moved to Larned, KS, where Fern worked at First State Bank for 29 years.
In 1996, Fern and Kenneth moved to Lawrence, KS to be close to their daughters. She resided at Brandon Woods for the past three years. Mrs. Weihe was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed
spending time with family and friends. Fern also enjoyed playing golf, cooking, and surrounding herself with a loving extended family.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane and her husband Ron Hazen; daughter, Debbie and her husband Bud Burke; and brother, Wayne and his wife Vera Mercer, all of Lawrence, KS. Also, sister, Wanda Smith of Smith Center, KS. She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth; daughter, Rebecca; and sister, Mary Lou Janzen.
Other survivors include six step-grandchildren and close family friends, the former Angela, Meredith,
Catherine and Charlotte Dikeman.
Family suggests contributions be made to Grace Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Messages & Condolences
So sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. I have fond memories of her from when I was younger. You are in my thoughts.
A fun couple, cherish the memories
Debbie and Diane, your parents were so much fun, always a laugh when you talked to them. Bless your family, and celebrate their lives with a smile. At the bank or at Hankens they gave me a happy boost for the day. Regards, Jay Giessel
We certainly enjoyed knowing your mother.
We thought she was such a sweet and helpful
Our sympathy and prayers
My thoughts and prayers are with you two-loved your Mom and have so many good memorys of our time at the bank. Hugs
to tommy and her family
so sorry to hear bout fern
i had enjoyed her hugs and helping me with my selives when its got long
she always has a smile ill will miss her
she reminded me like my old babysitter i used to have and she was soo sweet,
always heard her talk bout her grandkids or daughters
highlight of a day that will light up a room
god bless robyn
Diane, Debbie and Family,
A great lady has passed. She was such a sweet person and I enjoyed sharing birthdays with her. Sending our sympathy your way.
Dear Diane and Debbie and family…we are thinking of you at this time and want to let you know we are sending our sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet lady and we remember her smiling face at the bank and then we saw her several times in Lawrence just in a store and she continued to be that happy and loving person. Love, John and Sharon Gutschenritter
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