Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:58:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:59:30 CST
Jeff L. Fern, 60, of Grand Island died on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Celebration of life service will be at 10:30 am on Friday, January 24, 2014 at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. The Rev. Bob Rhodes will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at the Grand Island City Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Jeff was born on March 30, 1953 at Kearney, son of LaMoyne and Janice (English) Fern.
Survivors include his wife, Barb; son, Brian and wife Jessica Fern of Lincoln; daughter, Beth Fern and friend Jenni Reeh of Lincoln; grandchildren, Alex and Addison; his parents of Kearney; brother, John and wife Janis Fern of Glenvil, NE and sister, Julie and husband Fred Thatcher of Overland Park, KS.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Jeff was born and raised in Kearney, graduating from Kearney High School with the class of 1971. After high school he attended Central Community College in Hastings. On October 1, 1977 he married Barb Mooney in Kearney. They made their home in Grand Island. Jeff worked as a restaurant manager and later as a MetLife insurance agent. He enjoyed NASCAR, Husker football, and antiquing. Most of all he enjoyed his time spent with his grandkids.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.