A private family service will be held.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Fern passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo at the age of 88.
Fern was born on July 8, 1925, the daughter of Wilson and Hannah (Semling) Dickinson, in Kelliher, MN. She grew up and attended school in the Rochert, MN area. Fern was united in marriage to Merlin Herzog on June 7, 1947 in Mahnomen County, MN. They lived in Detroit Lakes, MN and she worked for over 30 years at Norby’s Department Store in the Men’s Department. In 2007, they moved to Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. Merlin passed away on April 1, 2009, and Fern continued living at Bethany until her passing.
Throughout her life, Fern loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed her time tending to her flowers in the garden, organizing family events, and her time cooking for family in the kitchen. She will be missed by all of her family and many friends.
Fern is survived by her children – Larry (Yvonne) Herzog of Grand Forks, ND; Douglas (Marilyn) Herzog of Fargo, ND; Merlin Jr. (Judy) Herzog of Lake Havasu, AZ; Karen (Dennis) Heit of Fargo, ND; Bruce (Joanne) Herzog of Reno, NV; Lorrie (Stan) Wise of Spring Lake Park, MN; and Vicki Englund of Big Fork, MT; 22 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings – Sara Bias, Asel Dickinson, and Ann Kimball.