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Ferne Sylvia Phillips Witt Hanson
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1911
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 2006
Rock County
Minnesota, USA

FERNE SYLVIA WITT, age 94, of Luverne died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Mary Jane Brown Home, in Luverne. She was born August 21, 1911, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Peter L. and O'Lina (Sjurson) Phillips. She attended Sunnyside School, in Valley Springs, South Dakota, and Valley Springs High School.

Ferne married Fred Witt on June 6, 1934, in Sioux Falls. After their marriage, the couple lived in Sioux Falls, where Ferne worked at the Manchester Biscuit Company. The couple later divorced. Ferne moved to Luverne in 1972. Ferne married Raymond "Bud" Hanson on January 14, 1985, in Sioux Falls. After their marriage, the couple lived in Luverne.

Ferne enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and singing. She will be lovingly remembered for her sense of humor.

Ferne is survived by her three daughters, Rochelle Mandl, Sioux Falls, Audrey Witt, Sioux Falls, and Tish (Harry) Evans, Rapid City, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Dean Evans, Nikki (Mike) Wojcik, Tracy (Jason) Stamper, Brad Peterson and Dawn (Jimmy) Gentile; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud Hanson, in 1999; ex-husband, Fred, in 1972; five brothers; and three sisters.
Family links: 
  Peder Ludwig Phillips (1847 - 1932)
  Ingeborg Olina Sjurson Phillips (1866 - 1936)
  Louie Gunder Phillips (1886 - 1960)*
  Emil Benhard Phillips (1888 - 1948)*
  Nead Melachton Phillips (1891 - 1978)*
  Peder Levi Phillips (1893 - 1992)*
  Hilda Amanda Phillips (1896 - 1971)*
  George Oliver Phillips (1898 - 1988)*
  Florence Roselda Phillips (1900 - 1930)*
  Iva Sophrona Phillips Nelson (1903 - 1950)*
  Ruben McKinley Phillips (1906 - 1982)*
  Ferne Sylvia Phillips Witt Hanson (1911 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
Ferne Witt is buried in an unmarked grave.
Maplewood Cemetery
Rock County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 4th Division, East Section
Maintained by: Curt Phillips
Originally Created by: Gregory Aanenson
Record added: Apr 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50844444
Ferne Sylvia <i>Phillips</i> Witt Hanson
Added by: Gregory Aanenson
Ferne Sylvia <i>Phillips</i> Witt Hanson
Added by: Curt Phillips
Ferne Sylvia <i>Phillips</i> Witt Hanson
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Aunt Ferne
- Curt Phillips
 Added: Aug. 8, 2014

- Jeffery J.
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013

- Gregory Aanenson
 Added: Apr. 10, 2010

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