Susan "Sue" Fern, age 66, of Janesville, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at her home. She was born in Janesville on April 4, 1946, the daughter of John and Carol (Cain) Goethe. She graduated from Janesville Senior High School in 1964, and married Ronald Fern on Sept. 26, 1964. Sue owned Fern's Ceramics, and was a member of TOPS. She enjoyed camping at Blackhawk Campgrounds, ceramic classes, and was an extremely talented artist. She always put her family first, raising 3 wonderful children, taking on the role of mother for her brother, and caring lovingly and selflessly for her husband. She was like a mother to all.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Fern; 3 children: Jennel (Donald) Harrington of Janesville, Jared Fern of Janesville and Jeanna Fern of Madison; granddaughter, Kayla Harrington of Janesville; 3 sisters: Joanne (Doug) Schudda of Juda, Janie (Bob) Sowles of Brodhead and Mary (Tim) Welch of Michigan; a brother, Charles Goethe of Janesville; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.
We would like to thank Mercy Care Hospice, and a special thank you to her personal angel and sister, Joanne Schudda for all her loving care and support.