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Fern Voxland

June 26, 1924-May 31, 2011

Fern (Lundberg) Voxland, 86, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, surrounded by her family in the Palliative Care unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.

A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead. An online guestbook is at

Fern Adele Lundberg was born to Charlie and Alma (Johnson) Lundberg on June 26, 1924 in Westbury. She grew up in the Detroit Lakes area and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1942. Following graduation, she attended business college and worked for the Veterans Administration in Fargo for several years.

On October 6, 1946, Fern married Owen Voxland. They made their home in Moorhead, where they began Voxland Electric Company.

Fern enjoyed being with her family, cooking, playing cards with friends and attending Army reunions with Owen. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, for over 60 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the 99th Infantry Battalion Separate Auxiliary, and the Swedish Heritage Society.

Fern was known for her caring and generosity towards others. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her great sense of humor and her heroic spirit in coping with rheumatoid arthritis for more than 50 years.

Surviving Fern are her three children, son, Mark (Donna) of Moorhead, Jane Voxland of Owatonna, Minn., and Nancy (Ron) Bock of Arvada, Colo.; six grandchildren, Nathan (Janeen) Voxland, Joel (Tina) Voxland, Rachel (John) Simonson, Leah Bock, Kirsten Bock, and Daniel Bock; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Owen and her six siblings.