Grace A. Fehring, 74

Grace Arlene Fehring (Bell) of West Bend passed away unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the age of 74.

Grace was born to Edward and Anne (Hoeft) Bell in Saukville on Oct. 27, 1934.

She married Oscar W. Fehring on June 18, 1955, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville.

She retired from the West Bend Company where she was employed for over 30 years.

Grace enjoyed playing sheepshead, doing crossword puzzles and watching sports. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren play in their various sporting activities.

She also will be remembered for her love of baking for her family.

Grace was a longtime member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Grace will be deeply missed by her daughter, Lorie (Todd) Leichtle of West Bend; her grandchildren, Connor and Elizabeth; and her brother, Rueben (Jewel) Bell of Menomonee Falls. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other close relatives and friends.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; and their son, Jeffrey A. Fehring; sisters, Harriet (Bob) Schmit, Valeria (Robert) Gagne and Leora (Norman) Fehring.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday with Fr. Rick Wendell officiating.

Burial at Washington County Memorial Park following the Mass.

Visitation with family and friends will be at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.

Continued visitation will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass, 11 a.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.coms.