Fern Elaine Schoof
August 18, 2022
Fern Schoof was born the fourth of five children to William and Maggie (Pederson) Brandt, at Nora, on Nov. 2, 1928. She died July 19, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler.
Fern was raised on the farm around Hardy and Ruskin. She attended school at the rural Riber School. She was be able to live with and help a family in Ruskin while she attended high school. She graduated from Ruskin High School in the Class of 1947. She was the valedictorian of her class. She then worked at the Ruskin Phone Company as an operator for two years.
She met her husband, Sergeant Vernon Schoof, aft...