Fern Watson Obituary

Fern  Watson
Fern Watson

March 7, 1925 - January 2, 2019
Born in Geneva, IL
Resided in Montgomery, Illinois


Fern Avis Watson, 93, of Montgomery, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was born March 7, 1925 in Geneva, IL to Robert “Bob” and Esther (Larson) Gustafson.

Fern was a long-time resident of West Chicago and Founder and Past President of the West Chicago VFW Women’s Auxiliary Post #6791. She worked as a secretary for many years,
eventually retiring in 2001 after more than 20 years with the DuPage County Public Works Department. Fern loved to travel and to spend time with her family and friends.

Fern is survived by her two children Jackie (Bob) Madison and David (Linda) Watson; five grandchildren Nikki (Steve) Kirtley, Trisha (John) Cook, Scott (Greta) Madison, Rebecca Watson, and Vanessa (Kelby) Carlson; ten great-grandchildren; one brother Charles (Louise) Gustafson; and many relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Russell “Russ” Watson, her parents Robert “Bob” & Esther (Larson) Gustafson, one brother Belton (Jo) Gustafson and one sister Helen (Gordon) Hadley.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Fern’s life on Tuesday January 15 from 5-8pm at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St., Oswego, IL 60543. A memorial service
will be held at the church on Wednesday January 16 at 10am. Interment will take place at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fern’s name to The Church of the Good Shepherd or to the charity of your choice.




Memorial Gathering
5 W. Washington St
Oswego, Illinois USA 60543
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Service
5 W. Washington St
Oswego, Illinois USA 60543
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
10:00 AM
1650 S. River St
Batavia, Illinois USA 60510
Wednesday, January 16, 2019