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Julia Fern

Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501
Julia Fern
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Julia M. (Holcomb) Fern, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 5, 2010.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 Highway 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview, Minn.

A private service with interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Holcomb; and a sister, Gertrude Holcomb.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William Bert Fern; sons, Gregory (Connie) Fern, Douglas (Nancy) Fern, and Robert (Jerelyn) Fern; grandchildren, Bryan (Molly) Fern, Jennifer (Reed) Engel and Ashley Fern; one brother, Earl (Roswitha) Holmcomb; and one sister, Violet Wangensteen Magnuson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at