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Fern Lucille Andrews – Manchester

Fern Lucille Andrews, 96, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her home. Fern was born on April 17, 1927, in Westburg Township near Fairbank, the daughter of Ernest and Lorena (Zimpher) Wilson. Fern was raised in the Fairbank, Oelwein, and Independence areas and was a graduate of
Hazleton High School. She then attended Allen School of Nursing in Waterloo, receiving her nursing degree.
On October 1, 1950, Fern was united in marriage to George A. Andrews at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Two sons were born to this union. The family resided in Waterloo for several years before moving to Manchester. Fern worked as a teacher’s aide at Lincoln School for a short time. She then worked as a registered nurse at
Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Fern also worked in home health care.
Fern was a longtime member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manchester. She was on the hospital auxiliary board. Fern was a Master Gardener and loved working in her flower beds. She especially loved her family and
spending time with them.
Survivors include her son, Max (Terri) Andrews of Manchester; two grandchildren, Chris Stogdill and Jason
(Shannon) Stogdill; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa (Jason) Lux, Austin Stogdill, Ashley Stogdill, and Alec Stogdill; two great-great-grandchildren, Titus and Ace Lux; and several wonderful nieces and nephews.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Andrews in 2011; son, Michael Andrews in 1971; and two brothers, Glenn (Eleza) Wilson and Ralph (Elsie) Wilson.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Manchester, Iowa, with Rev. Bill Wilson officiating.
Visitation: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Manchester, Iowa.
Inurnment: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa

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