Clanthy "Fern" Wuori

Clanthy Fern (Evans) Wuori, 78, formerly of Rolla, North Dakota, died peacefully Saturday, December 5, at her daughter's home in Thief River Falls, MN, under the care of her daughter and son-in-law, and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Fern was born October 13, 1937, on a farm near Hannah, North Dakota, to Nels and Edna (Wiser) Evans.  She was raised on the family farm and was a very hard worker.  Fern graduated from Hannah High School in 1955 and worked in Rolla at the Jewel Plant.  She married Walter William Wuori on October 13, 1955, at the Methodist Church in Rolla.  Fern and Walter traveled around North Dakota and the region while Walter worked on road construction for six years.  Walter and Fern then moved to a farm near Hansboro, North Dakota. They built their farm there and farmed for a number of years, and Fern especially loved taking care of the animals and gardens while raising their children on the farm.  Walter and Fern owned and operated Wuori's Septic Tank Service and Wuori's Trailer Courts in Rolla for many years until they retired.  They also owned the Hansboro Bar for a short period of time, and Fern also worked at the Rolla Hospital and Hansboro Port of Entry. Walter passed away in 2001. Fern had many hobbies  and interests throughout her life, including reading, visiting and laughing with friends and family, going to rummage and auction sales, caring for plants and flowers, oil painting, sewing and crafts, playing piano, and eating out and traveling with Walter.  She enjoyed learning new things, and inspired a passion for learning in her children.  She especially loved time spent with her children and grandchildren, and she was very proud of their accomplishments, work ethic, and kindness.  Fern also helped care for her mother for many years due to poor health and was a skilled caregiver. Fern is survived by her daughter Anita and Paul Adams of Thief River Falls, MN; her daughter Cathy Edin of Staples, MN; her son Micheal and Dawn Wuori of Driscoll, ND; her daughter Misti Wuori and Tom Salzwedel of Hillsboro, ND; her brothers Gene and Toni Evans of Minot, ND, Claude Evans of Drayton, ND, and Kelsey and Judy Evans of Hankinson, ND; her sisters Marjorie Garcia of Sedona, AZ, and Dixie and Kenneth Delaney of Ft. Defiance, AZ; ten grandchildren, Mandria (Troy) Montplaisir, Moriah (Michael) Opp, Jordan (fiancé Alexis Fleener) West, Alison (Jeremy) Meyer, Matthew Edin (fiancé Laura Kelly), Katie Edin, Abby Edin, Marissa Wuori, Bryce (Brittany) Wuori, and Jayde Wuori; ten great-grandchildren, Aubriana, Bennett, Nevaeh, Kash, Tayvia, Elsie, Brekken, Bristol, Drew, and Wilson; step-grandchildren Christine (Jonathan) Hopegood, Ryan (Beth) Adams, Shawn (Jennifer) Adams, Aaron (Shelly) Adams; sister-in-law Connie Wuori and brother-in-law James Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. Those who preceded Fern in death were her parents, Edna and Nels; her husband, Walter; sister, Wanda Henderson; sister, Darlene Parisien Busch; brother, Shelley Evans; granddaughters, Anna and Jenna Edin; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the Rolla Public Library or a charity of choice.  Special thanks to all of the caregivers who helped Fern in her courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Funeral Service will be held at Hillsboro United Parish UCC-UMC, 121  1st Street NW & 2nd Ave NW, Hillsboro, ND, on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery in rural Rolla, North Dakota.  

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  1. Where do I start…Fern was my aunt…there are so many memories that I could share…but the one that stands out the most was her laugh! She always knew how to make people smile by jokes, stories, pulling pranks or just simpley smiling at them. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with her the last few years because of distance. But as a child I always looked forward to the trip to Fern and Walters!
    She can now be her self again and free of any illness. Which that in itself makes me smile! Rest in peace Aunt Fern…you will be missed dearly and are truly loved. Sorry I can not be there but I will be in spirit. Prayers and Hugs!

  2. My deepest sympathies to your family. She was a wonderful neighbor to dad (Sonny). My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  3. I am sorry to hear of ferns passing . I will always remember the visits and good stories she shared with me .

  4. Please accept our condolences. When I think of Fern, the words ” kind,” ” thoughtful,” and “gracious” immediately come to mind. She was, with good reason, very proud of her children. We will keep you in our prayers.

  5. We are thinking of you… Fern was such a lively person, she would come to the Bilmar for supper with Misty, and she seemed so happy… I will always remember that she taught me how to plant Tomatoes… The Correct way..I still follow her advice, and it still works. Blessings to all of you..

  6. Fern was such a friendly person she will be missed by all who knew h Her. l always enjoyed meeting up with her.

  7. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was always so kind and full of fun. She was a good friend to my Mom and I am sure they raised a lot of cane when together. My sympathy to all your family.

  8. To all the family, Rose and I are sorry to hear about your loss. I remember both Fern and Walter as some of the best people that I grew up knowing, they would help anyone in need and never think twice. The last time I seen Fern she still had that smile and laugh that would brighten your day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and Fern.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. She was such a kind lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  10. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers to all the family. So many memories of Fern & Walter & their family. God bless you all

  11. Anita,Cathy,Mike & Misty, so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kriss & Gary

  12. May the Father Who knew what it meant to lose a Son fill all of you with His resurrection hope and promise.

  13. Dear Misti,
    I am sorry to read in the Minot paper of your mother’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers your way.
    Dorothy Lundy
    MInot, ND (formerly LeMars, IA)

  14. Fern and I attended Hannah School together for 12 years. I have many fond memories also. She was cheerful and willing to help at all times. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  15. Thank you so much for the concern and condolences for mom! The family is overwhelmed with the kind responses. If you would like to send a card, please send to: Misti Wuori, PO Box 12, Hillsboro, ND 58045. Thank you! Misti

  16. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Wuori family.So many wonderful memories growing up with my second family your mom was my second mother you all probably got sick of Mike and me .We had a awesome times I will remember forever. Your mom had the a way with the animals and could make the best pancakes. I had the best visit with her before she left Rolla we laughed and told stories . May she rest in peace and reunite with your dad. I will remember her forever. Perry Thomas

  17. Sorry for your loss. Fern was such a caring person…always loved hanging out at your house growing up. She had the greatest laugh. Prayers for your family through this difficult time.

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