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Obituary for Ferne O. Monroe


Ferne Oleta (Allen) Monroe, 95, died peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Bethany Riverside in La Crosse, Wis. Ferne was born in 1923 in Eastman, Wis. to Stephen and Mame (Gossell) Allen where she grew up on a dairy farm and attended school. In April 1941, she married Carson “Pat” Monroe. Ferne and Carson raised two sons, Ronnie and Allan, making La Crosse their hometown. They enjoyed their time fishing, hunting, and cooking at the family cabin they built on Big Roche-a-Cri Lake in Adams-Friendship, Wis. They enjoyed spending time with friends and family camping at Goose Island and taking trips to Las Vegas. Ferne enjoyed her life as a homemaker and loved spending time with her family and friends, playing Bingo, listening to music, sewing, crocheting, handcrafting, and feeding her birds and “tree rats” (squirrels). Ferne was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Carson; parents; sister Grace Densmore; brother Ora Allen; grandson Ryan Monroe. With a warm love for and happy memories of her family, she is survived by sons Ronnie (Ethel) Monroe and Allan (Patricia) Monroe; grandchildren Tamara (Troy) Clair, Russell (Jane) Monroe, and Rhonda (Bradley) Brommerich, Stephen (Anna) Monroe; great-grandchildren Gavin and Jenna Clair, Melody, Callie, Maxwell, and Sophia Monroe, Ashley and Brandon Brommerich, Jessica, Daniel, Emily, Melissa, and Timothy Monroe; great-great granddaughter Faye Denney; sister-in-law Gladys Monroe; niece Belva Slama. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at River of Life Church, 1214 County Road PH, Onalaska, WI 54650, (608)782-2780. Pastor Jacob “Jake” Wallace will officiate. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, N1137 Bloomer Mill Road, La Crosse, WI 54601. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. The Jandt-Frederickson Funeral Homes of La Crosse, WI is assisting the family. To find the complete obituary visit www.jandtfredrickson.com