Fern R. DeCoto


Nov. 13, 1921 - Nov. 25, 2012



Fern R. DeCoto of New Berlin, formerly of Elroy, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. She was born in Tomah on Nov. 13, 1921, the daughter of Harry and Sadie (nee Edgerton) Noble.


In October 1956, she married Paul R. DeCoto; he preceded her in death June 28, 2009. Fern enjoyed gardening, bird watching, going for drives and rummage sales and loved to cook. She will always be remembered as a hard worker who worked most of her life.


She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Marcia (Ellick) Roberts of New Berlin; her grandchildren, Rhonda Wright, Ellick (Cindy) Roberts, Carol (Dave) Steinke, Tracy (Ron Shattuck) Roberts, Cyrus “Gene” Roberts, Holly Dolan and Jennifer Kozlowski; along with 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Leroy (Rosie) Noble of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


In addition to her husband, Paul, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Kozlowski; her infant daughter, Marvis; and her brothers and sisters, Robert, Harry, Richard, Harriet, Irene and Barbara.


Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 29, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.