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Fern Marie Braspenning

Fern M. (Crain) Warmuskerken-Braspenning, age 80, of Muskegon, Michigan died on January 4, 2010. Fern was born on December 22, 1929 in Sullivan Township, Michigan to the late Otis and Allabell (Stiles) Crain. She married her first husband, Francis Warmuskerken and he preceded her in death then married Henry Braspenning and he also preceded her in death. Fern worked for Child Abuse Counsil and Foster Grandparents of Muskegon. Fern is survived by: 2 sons: Otis (Sue) Warmuskerken of Ravenna and Henry (Kathi) Braspenning of Muskegon; 2 daughters: Barbara (Mickey) Payne of Cadillac and Arlene Clarke of Muskegon;1 Step- Daughter: Lavonda Gordon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Fern was preceded in death in addition to her parents and husband, Henry, by: 2 brothers, R.D. Crain & Verol Crain and 2 sisters: Doris and Vera & Step Son Charles Warmuskerken. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 11:00am at Evanston Baptist Church in Muskegon with Pastor Shane Prewitt officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and again on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Evanston Avenue Baptist Chuurch memorial fund. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral services 231-853-6511.

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WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOU AT THIS TIME. WE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING HER AND THE REST OF THE FAMILIES AT REUNION TIME. I'M SO GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO TALK WITH HER A LOT AT THIS YEARS REUNION AND WILL CERTAINLY MISS HER. WE ARE TRUSTING THAT GOD WILL COMFORT EACH OF YOU DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. BILL AND MARY

BILL AND MARY BRANDENBURG Jan 8 2010 8:05 PM

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Fern is now in a pain free place. We can't make the service tomorrow as Ron has to work.

Ron and Georgia Brandenburg Jan 8 2010 6:45 PM

My Aunt Fern was a great comfort to me in my time of hell. She always listened to me and held me when I needed it,always had a shoulder for me to cry on when I needed it.

Patricia Benninger Jan 8 2010 3:56 PM

Praise the Lord she's with her Lord and her hubby in Glory! I talked to her quite a while just before Christmas and she was fine then. We didn't see one another often but did use the phone. I will miss talking to her. She was one of the last cousins I had left. Say "hello" to Vic for me, Fern

Fern Haney Jan 8 2010 9:46 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sympathy

Arnold n Rose Wood Jan 7 2010 9:24 PM

Kathi and Henry, I know how important these little notes will be to you when they come in the mail a couple weeks after all the busy-ness of the funeral is over. Just at the time when you begin to have a little pattern without "Mom", the chasm of your loss swoops down and knocks you behind the knees. These greetings are meant to help you through those days... I will always remember Fern's gentle soul and spirit. Thank you for introducing me to her and sharing her stories with me during the time she lived with you. She was a kind woman to me and took pleasure in all the small things in life. Hold her legacy close to you always.

Margie and Scott Hladki Jan 7 2010 6:15 PM

i am sad that my grandmother is gone, but i know she is in heaven and is out of her pain and illness. i miss you grandma.

Christopher Scott Clarke Jan 7 2010 5:55 PM

So sorry for your loss. May her memory help you through this troubling time. Donna and Roger

Donna West Jan 7 2010 3:29 PM

i love you and miss you very much mom i can`t stop thinking about you and dad i know you are in a better place and you are with dad now i am so lost with you both of you love your daughter arlene clarke

arlene clarke Jan 6 2010 7:31 PM