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Ferne Erickson Betz
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1916
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2010
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Ferne, 94, a lifelong resident of Paw Paw Lake, Coloma, died at the residence of her daughter and son–in–law, Lyn and Fred Woodward. She had made her home with them for the last several years.
Mrs. Betz was born the second daughter of Ernest and Hildur (Lundberg) Erickson of the Ellinee Resort Center on Paw Paw Lake. She was a 1933 Coloma High School graduate. Ferne married Arthur Charles Betz on September 27, 1940. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990.

The family owned business entertained summer residents for over 65 years. For many years, she volunteered for the Miss Coloma Pageant. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, mysteries, and chocolate. As a family genealogist in later years, she traced both her husband's and her own family tree.

Survivors include: three daughters; Fame (Gale) Arent of DeWitt, Bonnie (Robert) Kuehl of Coloma, and Llynee (Fred) Woodward of Tustin; one son, Arthur Charles Betz, Jr.; 4 grand children and 10 great–grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; her parents, her sister Dorothy Surland, and one grandchild.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held according to Ferne's wishes. Memorials may be made in Ferne's honor to Mercy Hospice, Cadillac, Michigan. Hitesman–Holdship Funeral Home was in service to Ferne's family.
Hitesman–Holdship Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Jul 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55637688

- Theron & Helen Smith
 Added: Jul. 30, 2010

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