Roman N. Fellenz

Roman N. Fellenz, 84, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at the Mayville Nursing and Rehab Center in Mayville.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1923 in Kewaskum to the late Phillip and Johanna (nee Jansen) Fellenz. On July 9, 1949, Roman was united in marriage to Gertrude Okrusch at St. Lucas Ev. Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

Roman was employed as a receiving clerk for Regal Ware in Kewaskum for many years until his retirement on Sept. 19, 1986. He was a member of the Regal 25-year Club.

Roman enjoyed woodworking, refinishing antiques and attending antique auctions. He was a very selfless man who always put others first. He never lost his sense of humor and always maintained a very positive outlook on life.

Roman is survived by his wife, Gertrude of West Bend; his daughter, Darla Schultz of West Bend; his five grandchildren, Stacy (Dave) Geiger of West Bend, Heather (Kevin) Laux of West Bend, Lauren Schultz of West Bend, Kayla (special friend Tim Guhl) Schultz of West Bend, and Philip Schultz of West Bend; and his great-grandson Braden Geiger of West Bend. He is further survived by his nieces, nephews, and many other dear relatives and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Adeline Kuehl; and his brother-in-law, Wesley Kuehl.

A funeral service in honor of Roman will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church (777 Indiana Ave. in West Bend). Rev. Richard Lauersdorf and Rev. Robert Hein will officiate. Visitation will be on Monday, at the church, from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Lutheran Memorial Park on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church or to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family. 334-2776. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Chikkala and his staff, and the entire staff of the Mayville Nursing and Rehab Center in Mayville for all of the loving care and support that was provided to Roman and his family.