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Josie Fernau England 1903-2011

Jun 9, 2011

RUTHVEN – Josie Fernau England of Ruthven passed away May 31, 2011. She was 108.

Services will be held Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m. at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Swaledale. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Josie Fernau England was born April 6, 1903. She was a registered nurse and owned and operated the Sioux Rapids Hospital for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Dwight and John; four brothers; five sisters; son-in-law, Ed Quillin; and a grandson, Greg Quillin.

Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Brugman of Sun City West, AZ; Evelyn Smith of Spencer; and Helene Quillin of Sun City West, AZ; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com