Ferne Eleanor (Guritz) Buck

January 30, 1926 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 92)

Ferne (Guritz) Buck was born on January 30, 1926 to Ella & William Guritz.  The family lived in Goodenow at the time, but moved to a farm in Beecher when she was a young girl. She attended Elementary and High School in Beecher where she met LeRoy. Leroy and Ferne were united in marriage on November 16, 1946 by Rev. Harold Wunderlich at Zion Lutheran Church. Ferne attended Beauty school and got her license to be a Beautician.  Her first Beauty Shop opened on Penfield Street in her mother’s house next to the “Nip n Sip”.  Little did she know that Ferne’s Beauty shop would be in business for 65 years! She and LeRoy had 2 daughters – Kathy & Pat, both who would become teachers.  In addition to encouraging her daughters along the way, she was a partner and support to her husband, LeRoy, for almost 70 years. Ferne and LeRoy enjoyed traveling…having traveled to almost all 50 states, sometimes showing new places to friends and relatives.  Other interests included dancing, playing cards (Pinnocle) and dice (Farkle) with friends and grandchildren!  (Ferne was always the scorekeeper) Her other passions were watching the Bulls play basketball  and game shows…Wheel of Fortune was a favorite because she could solve the puzzles long before anyone else! After her husband’s death, Ferne resided at Village Woods Retirement Home    where she participated in the varied activities and met many wonderful friends. Ferne entered her eternal rest on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 having attained the age of 92 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella & William; sister, Ruby ; brothers Vernon and Orville and her husband, LeRoy. She leaves to mourn her departure her daughers Kathy (Larry) Fullerton of Maricopa, AZ, Patricia Broederdorf of Crystal Lake, Il, four grandchildren Justin (Kiki Okamoto)Broederdorf of Los Angeles, CA; Alicia (Aaron Pederson) Broederdorf of Seattle, WA; Heather (Brad) Free of Tucson, AZ and Sean Fullerton of Maricopa, AZ and one great granddaughter, Simmone.

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