Ferne M. Cann, age 97, of Peotone, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on September 9, 1924 in Beecher, the daughter of Gustave and Martha (Hoppensteadt) Bernhard. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. She was past president of the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary and a Blue Star Mother. Ferne was a great cook and baker and enjoyed painting, ceramics, and gardening. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by 5 children and their spouse; Brian (Mary) Cann,
Stuart (Jerri) Cann, Monte (Debbie) Cann, Barry (Carole) Cann, and Kristie (Mike) Jones; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Borecki. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clyde C. Cann (August 5, 1982); her son, Dennis G. Cann (September 20, 2015); and 2 sisters, Laverne Grimes and Marian Drever.
A memorial gathering will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Terry Krouskoupf and Nancy Wheeler officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wearing of face-coverings is encouraged. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel United Church of Christ or Uplifted Care Hospice. Sign the guestbook at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com
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