Fern R. Martin (nee Wilke)

July 13, 1926 - Nov. 7, 2009

Fern R. Martin (nee Wilke), of Pewaukee, passed away at Kirkland Crossing Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at age 83.

She was born and raised in Milwaukee, and was one of four children born to Carl and Catherine Wilke. There, she met her true love, the late Armor Martin, whom she married during World War II.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen (the late Duane) Warren, Dan (Sue Ellen), Timothy (Donna), Patrick (Joanne), Michael (Deborah), Tom, Kevin, the late Patricia and the late Susan; her sisters, Carlene Lauterbach and the late Delores Forkes; and her late brother Gordon Wilke. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Nov. 13, at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Entombment will follow the service.

Memorials would be appreciated for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Harder Funeral Home, Brookfield is serving the family. For further information, please call 781-8350 or visit the funeral home Web site at