Fern Olson - 93
January 31, 2019
Fern M. Olson, age 93, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Fremont Health. Fern was born November 2, 1925, to Lillie (Seberg) and J. Howard Peterson in Oakland, Nebraska. She attended Oakland High School and graduated in 1943. After graduation Fern worked on the family farm until she married Dale. Fern married Dale in Oakland on June 29, 1949 and, soon after, moved to Fremont where Fern was a wife and mother. Fern loved her roles as wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many...and she excelled in them all. She cared for Dale and Nancy well, and was quite the mother-in-law to Mic and "Nana" to Alec, Sam and Lillie. She also was a mother to their two AFS exchange daughters....Fiona from Rugby, England and Celia from Sydney, Australia. She loved all of her friends, whether from church, bridge, the neighborhood or the new ones she met at the grocery store!!! She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Sarah Circle, P.E.O., Eastern Star, and multiple bridge groups. Fern was awarded the Fremont Area Community Foundation Philanthropic Award in 2011. Preceded in death by her parents. Survived by her husband Dale Daughter Nancy (Michael) Johnston of Omaha Grandchildren Alec, Sam, and Lillie Johnston of Omaha Niece, Marie (John) Burnham and family and nephew, Dr. Jeff Peterson Exchange daughters Fiona Wall and Celia Harper Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Midland University, Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Hope Center for Kids Please visit www.duganchapel.com to leave an online condolence. Visitation: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Dugan Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services: 10:30 AM Friday, February 8, 2019, at First United Methodist Church. Pastors Bill Gepford and Scott Jensen will officiate. Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Nebraska To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Fern M. Olson, please visit our .