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Fern H. Watanabe

December 6, 1923 February 4, 2019
Fern H. Watanabe
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Obituary for Fern H. Watanabe

Preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Harry G. Watanabe. Survived by children, Terrance K. Watanabe, Pamela K. (Kyle) Watanabe-Gerdes and Gordon T. (Joy) Watanabe; nine grandchildren, Jocelyn, Alexandra, Aaron and Isabel Gerdes, Reyn, Cora, Reece, Zane and Dori Watanabe; two great grandchildren, Isaac and Eden.
Fern enjoyed singing, and in her youth and actively participated in the South High School Acapella Choir. She worked alongside her husband Harry to build the Oriental Trading Company. As a hobby she loved to travel and visit many countries around the world.Fern believed in growing young women into business leaders and started the Fern Watanabe Scholarship awarded yearly by South High.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

13

Feb

5:00 PM 2/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

14

Feb

10:00 AM 2/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Westlawn - Hillcrest Cemetery Final Resting Place

5701 Center St.
Omaha, NE 68106

5701 Center St. Omaha 68106 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

Omaha Public Schools Foundation - South High School

Open Door Mission

2726 N 23rd St
Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha Community Playhouse

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