December 9, 2021
Fern J. Austin, 74, an Edgar resident, died Friday. Fern’s death was the result of Chronic Kidney Disease which she fought bravely for more than four years. Fern was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Cozad, Neb., to Floyd and Dorothea Murray.
Following her mother’s leaving the family, Fern and her two sisters, Cheryl and Dorothy were placed in Grace Children’s Home at Henderson, Neb., in April 1959. The girls were released into the custody of their aunt, Vera Houchin of Gothenburg, in August of 1966.
Shortly thereafter in 1966, Fern met her lifetime love, Mark. They married in April of 1967 a...