Monday , September 09, 2013 - 9:43 AM
FerneliusCarl V. Fernelius,formerlyof SouthWeber, celebratedhis 90thbirthday withhis children ata family dinner.Later anopen housewas held at hisresidence atthe George E.Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home.
Born Sept. 6, 1923, in SouthWeber to Victor C. and TheaRustad Fernelius, he graduatedfrom Davis High School in 1941.He served as a member of themilitary police during WorldWar II, guarding Italian andGerman prisoners of war. Workingas a guard at Hill Air ForceBase, he met his wife LornaDawson. They were married onApril 20, 1946; their vows weresolemnized in The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day SaintsSalt Lake Temple in March1951. She died in October 2003.
He attended Weber StateCollege and later worked as adairy farmer in South Weber.While serving as office managerat Ideal Rock Products, he returnedto Weber State Collegeto finish a degree. He attendednight school for 10 years andgraduated with a bachelor’s degreein accounting in 1969. Aftergraduation, he worked at theInternal Revenue Service, retiringin August 1988.
Active in the LDS Church, heserved in the Sunday School andas a teacher in the priesthoodquorums for nearly 50 years.He was ward/stake finance clerkfor 15 years.
His children and their spousesare Carol and Howard Stetser,Terry and Paul Kriekard,Mark and Kristine Fernelius,and Nancy and David Herbert.He has 13 grandchildren andseven great-grandchildren.
He has enjoyed reading andkeeps a list of the books he hasread. He enjoyed golfing in earlieryears, but now watches golfmatches on television.