Fernelius Carl V. Fernelius, formerly of South Weber, celebrated his 90th birthday with his children at a family dinner. Later an open house was held at his residence at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home.
Born Sept. 6, 1923, in South Weber to Victor C. and Thea Rustad Fernelius, he graduated from Davis High School in 1941. He served as a member of the military police during World War II, guarding Italian and German prisoners of war. Working as a guard at Hill Air Force Base, he met his wife Lorna Dawson. They were married on April 20, 1946; their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple in March 1951. She died in October 2003.
He attended Weber State College and later worked as a dairy farmer in South Weber. While serving as office manager at Ideal Rock Products, he returned to Weber State College to finish a degree. He attended night school for 10 years and graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1969. After graduation, he worked at the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in August 1988.
Active in the LDS Church, he served in the Sunday School and as a teacher in the priesthood quorums for nearly 50 years. He was ward/stake finance clerk for 15 years.
His children and their spouses are Carol and Howard Stetser, Terry and Paul Kriekard, Mark and Kristine Fernelius, and Nancy and David Herbert. He has 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He has enjoyed reading and keeps a list of the books he has read. He enjoyed golfing in earlier years, but now watches golf matches on television.