James M. Fehring, 86
M. "Jim" Fehring, age 86, of West Bend, passed away Saturday,
Oct. 8, 2011 at his residence.
Jim was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in the town of Polk to John and Alma (neeWeninger)
Fehring. He married Lottie Mroczkowski on Sept. 15, 1951, at St. Georgeís
Catholic Church in Bark River, Michigan. Jim was a dedicated member of the
United States Army before driving bus for the City of Milwaukee. He moved
to the Fehring homestead to farm in 1954. Jim also worked for Gehl Co. for
over 25 years before retiring in 1991.
Jim enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards. His best moments were
spending time with his children and grandchildren on his farm.
Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years Lottie; children Katherine Fehring,
Rita (John) Neuman, Jon (Diane), Jay (Kara), and Julie Loesl;
grandchildren Corey (Laura), Andrew, Ryan, and Joshua Chitwood, Jesse
(Heather) and Gina Neuman, Jenise, Noelle, Adam, and Rory Fehring, Jacob,
Lucas, and Brenna Fehring, and Jordan and Zachary Loesl; and
greatgrandchildren Benjamin, Marissa, Annabella, Katelynn, Christian,
andMackenzie. He is further survived by his brothers Edward, Fr. Fabian,
Carl (Delores), and Frank (Marlene) Fehring; sister-inlaw Grace
Mroczkowski, and many other relatives, and dear friends. Jim is
preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kristine; sister LaVerne "Tuttie"
Hall; sister-in-law Bernice Fehring and brothers-in-law Robert Hall, and
Chester and Carl Mroczkowski.
A Memorial Service for Jim will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011,
at St. Peterís Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St. in Slinger with
Fr. Richard J. Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until
6:15 p.m. at the CHURCH ONLY on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Private interment
of ashes will take place at Old St. Peterís Catholic Cemetery in
The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Fr.
Richard Stoffel, Arlene Barron, the congregation of St. Peterís Catholic
Church, and all their family and friends for all their support and prayers
during this time.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262)338-2050/www.phillipfuneralhome.com.