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Fern Crocker

Memorial Service for Fern Crocker, 73, of Park Rapids, formerly of Balaton, will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Life Remembrance Center of Balaton (formerly Almlie-Horvath). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Life Remembrance Center on Saturday. Fern died on Monday, August 15, 2016 at her home. Online condolences may be given at www.lrcmn.com. The Life Remembrance Center of Balaton is caring for the family. Fern Marie (Pittman) Crocker was born on July 19, 1943 in Worthington, Minnesota to Floyd Winston and Adalaine Mabel (Gintaut) Pittman. She graduated Balaton High School in 1961 and went to Stewart School of Hairdressing. On September 3, 1966, Fern was united in marriage to Arthur Crocker in Centerville, South Dakota. Following marriage, they lived in New Jersey, Arizona, Washington, Minnesota. They always returned to Minnesota. Her cabin in Park Rapids was definitely her “dream home” where she lived from 2010 until she passed away in August of 2016. Fern worked in the Healthcare industry as a nurse’s Aide/Long Term Care at Colonial Manor, Lakeview Senior Living, and other facilities over the years. She was a member of Skandia Evangelical Free Church and was Librarian at the church. Fern enjoyed gardening, reading, arts and crafts, sewing, embroidery, dancing, and all things country. She loved all animals, especially horses and time with family and friends. Fern passed away peacefully at her residence in Park Rapids on August 15, 2016. She is survived by her children David Crocker of Balaton and Jennifer (Steven) Williams of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren Lucas Smidt, Zackary Crocker, Arik Crocker, Tyler Williams and Brandon Williams; siblings Dorothy Murphy, Richard Pittman and Beverly Pittman. Saturday, October 22, 2016 2:00 PM

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