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Julia Fern

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