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Albert John Fern Jr.


1927 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Albert John Fern Jr. Obituary
Fern Jr., Albert John 11/03/1927 ~ 11/06/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Albert J. Fern, Jr., a native San Diegan and highly decorated war hero, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 6, 2013, three days after his 86th birthday. Mr. Fern, a Korean and Vietnam War veteran (USA-RET) and second-generation member of the San Diego community, is a graduate of San Diego High School and West Point Military Academy (1950). After suffering a stroke at his home in San Diego in March 2012, he moved to Austin, Texas, to be near his daughters Charlene (Charlie) Fern and Catherine (Catie) Franklin. Mr. Fern was preceded in death by his mother Dora Francis Fern and father Albert John Fern, Sr., and a brother Paul Fern, all of San Diego. He is survived by his sister Gloria Wollenhaupt of Ramona, CA; and four children: Susan Pfadenhauer-Fern of Germany; Paul Fern of Las Cruces, NM; Catherine Franklin of Denver, CO; and Charlene Fern of Austin, TX; and five grandchildren: Jennifer Thompson-Logan, John Thompson, Kara Fern-Vulpes, Ashley Fern and Elliot Moore. Services will be this week in San Diego, California. Viewing for family and friends will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego. A chapel service will take place at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., and graveside services with full military honors will follow at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given in his honor to Hospice Austin, Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, or the West Point Military Academy Alumni Association. To leave comments for the family, please visit the online guest registry at www. wcfish.com or www. beardsleymitchell.com. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX - (512) 452-8811 and Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA - (619) 223-8100.
Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 13, 2013
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