Nathan Oliver Ferchen, age 95, of Bergholz, was called peacefully to his heavenly home on July 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 21, 1923, son of the late Eric and Elsie (Mueller) Ferchen. Married Shirley (Brooks) Ferchen on June 7, 1947. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2004.
Ollie served in the United States Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. A lifelong member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Bergholz, he was employed as a truck driver for Staffen Trucking, Tonawanda, the Town of Wheatfield and Prezezio Trucking. Ollie was a member of the American Legion-Wheatfield Post 1451, the Bergholz German Band, and was an avid Yankees fan.
Survivors include four children, DeEtte (husband Francis Giles) Ferchen, Charlene (Randall) Scherrer, both of Bergholz, Russell (Karen) Ferchen of Lockport, and Justine (Richard) Wright of Bergholz; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Bethany, Vanessa, Stephanie, Michele, Cindi, Joseph and Tyler; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Muriel) Ferchen of Bergholz; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Brooks.
Friends may call at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield, on Tuesday from 3-7 PM. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Denton White on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, corner Niagara Road and Luther Street, Bergholz. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Published on July 6, 2018