Fern Dorene (Rowe) Tyler
Fern Dorene (Rowe) Tyler, 100, of West Salem, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. She was born on June 16, 1920, in Clinton, Iowa, to Edwin and Vera Rowe. On September 27, 1943, she married her childhood sweetheart, Stanley Tyler. They were married for 78 years. In addition to wife and mother, she enjoyed being a sales clerk with JCPenney for 20 years.
Fern lived each day sharing the love of Jesus Christ with her husband, family, friends and all those she met. She was in constant prayer throughout her life, and her prayers were boundless…if she knew you, she prayed for you. She was a long-time member of Faith Baptist Church of La Crosse and loved her church family.
Fern is survived by her husband; four children, Connie (Sonny) Claussen of Platteville, Wisconsin; Anita (Gary) Osgood of West Salem; Todd (Vicki) Tyler of Elbert, Colorado; Cindy (Buck) Volden of West Salem; ten grandchildren, Chet (Kathy) Claussen of Belleville, Iowa; Colleen (Jeff) Olson of DeWitt, Iowa; Cheri (Chris) Pennington of Rockford, Illinois; Paula (Patrick) Wallace of Green Bay; Jeff (Nikki) Osgood of Holmen; Zach Tyler of East Moline, Illinois; Jenni Hough of Brooklyn, Wisconsin; Shawn Volden of
La Crosse; Olivia Sackmaster of West Salem; Cody Volden of West Salem; twelve great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; and two nephews. Fern was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Tim; one brother, Donald Rowe; one sister-in-law, Jean Rowe; one aunt, Della Little; one uncle, David Palmer; and long-time friend, Betty Reuter.
Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family; there will be no funeral service. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.couleecremation.com. Memorials may be directed to Faith Baptist Church, La Crosse; Mayo Clinic Health System; Gundersen Health System.
The family wishes to thank Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem for their excellent care and attention over the past two and one-half years, as well as third floor surgery staff of Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse for their excellent service and concern during her last few days of her life on earth.