Fern Meyers

Fern T. Meyers, 79, of Peoria died at 10:06 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Rosewood Care Center.

She was born May 13, 1923, in Minneapolis, a daughter of Charles and Cora Lafary Tanner. She was raised by her father and stepmother, Lena Strouse Tanner.

Surviving are one son, William (and Lee Anne) of Peoria; two sisters, Erma Seward of Portland, Ore., and Lois Wade of Pekin; and two granddaughters.

She had been a welder in the Kaiser shipyard in Portland during World War II.

She was a data processor at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 40 years, retiring in 1988 and was a member of Caterpillar Retirees.

Graveside services were held Monday at Ipava Cemetery in Ipava with Damien Spikereit officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/28/2002

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