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Ernest Ferch

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Ernest C. Ferch age 66 of Nashua died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at his home. Friends may greet the family beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Charles City VWF 1505 North Grand Ave. Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Nashua. 641-435-4134 Ernest Charles Ferch was born December 27, 1945, in Charles City, IA, the son of Leland and Dorothy Mae (Delap) Ferch. He received his education in Charles City and graduated from the Charles City High School in 1964. He served as a Military Policeman in the United States Army for two years and was honorably discharged. On November 8, 1969, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, he married Shirley Billings of Charles City. To this union three children were born. The couple initially lived in Charles City and Bassett before purchase their acreage north of Nashua in 1971. He had worked for many years at Skyline Harvester until the company closed. He then worked in maintenance and the foundry at F & H Aluminum in Charles City. His health forced his early retirement in 2006. He was an avid stock car racer, and also performed in several demolition derbys and figure-eight races. He loved hunting, playing cards and Nascar. He will be remembered by his family for being a terrific mechanic and his dedication to work. Survivors include his former wife, Shirley of Nashua; two sons, Aaron Ferch, Adam (Amber) Ferch, all of Nashua; one daughter, Renee (David) Williams of Alta Vista; six grandchildren, Austin Ferch, Ashley Ferch, Adrianna Ferch, Zachary Ferch, Charles Edward Williams and Carly Harper; one brother, Darrell (Jane Marie) Ferch of Charles City; two sisters, Darla (Roger) Throndson of Galveston, TX, Debra (James) Willner of Wells, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. I was very saddened to hear about Ernie’s passing. As well, I am sorry I couldn’t make to the gathering last night to give the family my condolences in person. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. im so sorry to hear about ernest. im just a cousin that lived in waterloo when your family lived there. my dad (Otto) or hap they called him. darrel did get to see me at uncle willis funeral. id love to hear from u darla, we used to have good times at the black hawk rollerdrome, remember? its so sad our families all split the reunions because their isnt many of us left except cousins. god be with your family through the days ahead and give u strength because i know u will all miss him. bettyraffield@att.net (schmidt) i live in pc florida now

  3. Ernie was a classmate and a friend to both of us. He will be missed by my brother Terry they were very good friends.

  4. Always in my heart and soul. MIss you big brother-thanks for all the memories and taking care of me when I was younger-both you and Darrell made sure I always had a dime for a phone call to call you for a ride home if my dates didn’t turn out ok. We always had a good laugh about that. Peace xxoo

  5. Heaven recieve one hell of a man. Miss you like crazy Uncle Ernie. Thank you for everything you’ve done for my dad. Your relationship with him was more then a brother relationship, you were best friends. Please watch over him. He already is lost without you. We will see you someday Uncle Ernie. Tell Grandma & Grampa hello. Love you.

  6. So sorry to hear about our loss of Ernie { my cousin} , my prayers are with his close family and brother Darrell and sisters and family as this most difficult time. We are thinking of all of you. Gods Blessings Diane and Butch Miller The Villages Florida.

  7. Words can’t say how much we miss you. I appreciate everything you have done for my dad. You guys were more then brothers, you were bestfriends. He misses you like crazy. Keep an eye over him for me. Love you Uncle Ernie. We will see you someday.


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