Fern Edith Wesbecher, 88, of Hannibal, completed the good work begun in her Baptism and was called home to Heaven Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

Fern Edith Wesbecher, 88, of Hannibal, completed the good work begun in her Baptism and was called home to Heaven Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely. Rev. Scott A. Salo will officiate. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in West Ely.

Friends and family are invited to Fern’s Life Celebration at a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church Saturday.

The Family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Fern was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Chester, Ill., to Oscar and Laura Ebers Hartenberger. God blessed them with the gift of identical twin daughters with Fern being the second one born.

Fern was married to Robert J. Wesbecher on Aug. 2, 1952, in Chester, Ill. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2013.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Ginsberg (Michael) of Hannibal; three grandchildren, Laura Judlowe (Lucas), Emma Livingston (Brian), and Jacob Wesbecher; three great-grandchildren, Hazel Judlowe, Ila Judlowe and Ophelia Livingston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Wesbecher; her identical twin sister, Faye Alice Magers; and one brother, Donald Hartenberger.

Professionally, Fern worked for over 30 years as an accountant in many cities where her husband Robert was stationed in the United States Air Force.

Away from work, Fern enjoyed fishing and boating with her family. With her husband, Robert, they enjoyed spending time at a cabin they had for many years on Clearwater Lake in southern Missouri. An avid fan of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, Fern watched Cardinal games often. Fern also enjoyed traveling and took several cruises with her husband, Robert, over the years to the Caribbean and Alaska and with her twin sister, Faye, on the Delta Queen on the Mississippi River. Fern took pleasure in reading and particularly took interest in biographies and political non-fiction. Most of all however, Fern simply enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A giving person, Fern volunteered often. She was an active volunteer with the Mark Twain Museum and Bookstore for many years and also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Fern was baptized and confessed her faith in Jesus Christ through the Rite of Confirmation in April of 1943, at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, Ill. She was currently an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Ely. Fern was also an active member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Indian Ministries or the donor's choice.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ginsberg, Lucas Judlowe and Jacob Wesbecher.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at: www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.