Fern Catherine LeBrasseur

MUENSTER, Texas — Fern Catherine LeBrasseur, of Muenster, Texas, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2017, in North Texas Medical Center in Sherman.

Survivors are her son, Jon LeBrasseur, and his wife, Monica, of Muenster, Texas, and daughter-in-law, Karen LeBrasseur of Middleton, Conn. Also surviving are one brother, Harry Smith Jr. and his wife, June, of Allegan, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Richard LeBrasseur Jr. of Denver, Colo., Andrea LeBrasseur of Centerbrook, Conn., and Kristin LeBrasseur of Muenster, Texas.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Clayton; son, Richard; parents, Julia and Harry Smith; brother, Robert; and sister, Jane.

Fern LeBrasseur was born in Phillips, Wis., on Sept. 2, 1918. She attended school in Wausau, Wis., and upon high school graduation she attended college and became a teacher.

A few years later, she moved to Nahma, Mich., and began work as a secretary/bookkeeper for Bay de Noquet Lumber Company and there she met her husband, Clayton LeBrasseur. Fern married Clayton at San Carlos Mission in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 29, 1942, before he shipped out to North Africa for World War II.

Bay de Noquet Lumber Company was sold to American Playground Device where she continued her employment until retirement. Fern and her husband, Clayton, moved to Escanaba, Mich., where they enjoyed their retirement until she moved to Muenster in 2002. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Her hobbies included knitting, reading, politics and watching most sports.

Visitation was at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster on Thursday evening, Dec. 21, with a rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster, officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson. The First Reading from the Old Testament was given by Linda Sepanski and the Second Reading from the New Testament by Dolores Hofbauer. Offertory gifts of bread and wine were presented by Clayton and Clint Bezner. Sacred music was presented by Christy Hesse, Quinn Sicking and Isaac Davis. Pallbearers were Dale Schilling, Harvey Schmitt, Nolan Hartman, Angela Haley, Katy Bezner and Madison Ladzinski.

Final committal will be Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. in Escanaba, Mich., at Garden of Rest Mausoleum. The family has suggested memorials be sent to The Sacred Heart Teacher Sustentation Fund -153 E. Sixth St. Muenster, Texas 76252.