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Fern Darmody

November 23, 1932 — May 3, 2023

Fern M. (Christenson) Darmody passed away May 3rd, 2023 at the age of 90.

Fern was born, November 23, 1932, to Christian and Martha (Brenizer) Christenson, in the family farm house north of Cushing, WI. Fern was baptized and confirmed in Laketown Lutheran Church.

She attended Bass Lake and Orr elementary schools and graduated from Luck High School with her brother, Maurice. She was an excellent typist and learned short hand for her upcoming secretarial jobs. In 1946, Fern and Morrie were stricken with polio. She was in the Grantsburg hospital for nine months.

Fern married John Patrick Darmody, December 30, 1955. To this union two children were born, Lois and Thomas.

Starting in the 70s, Fern raised champion Welch Corgi Pembrokes. She enjoyed her trips to Texas, Pennsylvania and other states for dog shows where her corgis won several blue ribbons. Fern was noted for her flower gardens in Wisconsin. For many years her flowers decorated the Laketown Lutheran Church each Sunday throughout the summer months. Another of Fern's passions was her love of birds. She had Blue Bird nests erected in rural Cushing, Wisconsin over the years, helping increase the Blue Bird population.

She enjoyed entertaining family and friends with her fine cooking skills.

She leaves behind daughter, Lois (Darmody) Milnar; son, Thomas Darmody; grandchildren, Cameron and Blake Milnar and Bryn and Anna Darmody; brothers, Willis (Mary) Christenson, Maurice Christenson; sisters, Shirley Christenson, Rose Christenson; great grandchildren, Naomi and Carmine; and nieces; nephews; and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Patrick Darmody; parents, Christian and Martha; sister, Ione Muehlhauser; brother-in-law, Bruce Muehlhauser; and grandniece, Salina Muelhauser.

A memorial service will be held at 12 PM Noon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake; with visitation at 11 AM until the time of service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family to donate in memory of Fern.

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