Celebration of Life
Feb 28, 1923 - Aug 9, 2021
Barron, WI - Bella Vista, AR
(recorded on Zoom)
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Fern Sophia (Homer) Lundholm left this world on August 9, 2021 after a very brief illness. She was 98.5, just missing her goal of living to 100.
Fern was born on a farm near Barron, WI on Feb 28, 1923 to Henry and Freida (Drecktrah) Homer, graduating from Barron HS in 1941. On Feb 7, 1942 she married Lawrence (Larry) Lundholm of Chetek, WI. During WWII she, and their newborn son, followed her husband with the Army Air Force through the southern parts of the United States. After WWII they lived in several towns in WI including Ripon, Burlington, East Troy, Thorp, Lac du Flambeau and Superior, during which time they raised their 4 children - Larry, Gloria, Cheryl and Sharon. Lawrence (Larry) and Fern retired to Bella Vista, AR in 1987 where she enjoyed her golf league, tap dancing troupe, oil and acrylic painting, crafting as well as socializing and dancing with the WI Club, Retired Military Officers Association and many others.
Fern’s eye for beauty and her love for her family were always number one in her life. Everything and everyone she touched was made more beautiful, inside and out. She created beautiful interior designs as well as gardening and landscaping every place she lived. She was an amazing seamstress, creating many outfits and ball gowns for her daughters. She was a very successful Regional Manager for Beeline Fashions in the 60’s. She held office as well as the position of President for many Women’s Groups and Garden Clubs. She was the Northern WI Regional Director for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Association. She was also an organizer for Superior’s PBS annual fundraising ball. While in Bella Vista she received the Outstanding Performance and Dedication award as a top Inspection Supervisor for the Greens Vacation Rentals. Most of all she was the best mom her children could have ever asked for. She was always there with love, support and a smile.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence (Larry), her son, Larry (Stillwater, OK) and all of her siblings and their spouses: Vernon Homer (Menomonie, WI), Lawrence Homer (Barron, WI), Gladys Taylor (Chetek, WI) and Ruth Nichols (Rice Lake, WI). Fern is survived by her daughters Gloria Lundholm (Tahoe Vista, CA), Cheryl Lundholm (Bella Vista, AR) and Sharon Lundholm (Madison, WI), grandchildren Larry Lundholm Jr, Lori Murray, Kim Lynch, Michelle Bardy, Liam and Aaron O’Sullivan, 11 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There was a viewing for the immediate family at the Bella Vista Funeral Home before her cremation. There will be a Celebration of Life on Zoom on Sunday Oct 3, 2021 from 1 - 4 pm CDT. All who knew her are invited to join us, details are on the following website. There will also be a graveside ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery in Chetek, WI sometime next summer. We welcome the sharing of stories and memories at the Zoom Celebration of Life and on the Celebrating Memories page.
Abbreviated versions are in print and on websites for:
Barron News-Shield on Wed Sept 22
Chetek Alert on Wed Sept 22
Superior Telegram on Friday Sept 24
Bella Vista Weekly Vista on Wed Sept 29
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