March 10, 1937 - November 17, 2012
Erika Katharina Fernandez
Passed on Saturday November 17, 2012 at home in her sleep.
Born on March 10, 1937 in Alerheim (Bavaria) Germany. She was the daughter of the late Freidrich and Katharina Bachmann Schlierf. Meeting her future husband Charles Fernandez while she was working at the PX in Kafertal (Mannheim) Germany, she moved to Texas in 1958. As a seamstress she created beautiful outfits for skaters and dancers. Later she earned her Residential Real Estate license and became an Agent Broker working in North Dallas for many years before retiring in 2010. Erika had a gift with gardening and even today the home is filled with the plants she cared for.
Erika is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles Felix Fernandez, two sons, Charles Edmund Fernandez and his wife, Lynn of Keller TX and Patrick Henry Fernandez and his partner Nikki Gore with son Alex of Dallas TX. She has four grandchildren, Timothy, Christian, Katheryn, and Aoife. She has a sister Hedi Williams of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada, and two brothers Fritz Schlierf of Weinsburg (Heilbronn) Germany and Karl Schlierf of Gerlingen (Stuttgart) Germany. Erika has numerous nieces and nephews and extended family throughout the world. She was preceded in death by her sister Luise Marie Darnell of Hollywood MD.
A family visitation will be conducted Friday November 23rd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the North Dallas Funeral Home located at 2710 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 (972) 241-9100, with a memorial service starting at 7:00pm.
The family urges that in lieu of Flowers, donations be made In Erika
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