Edward A. Fehring, 91

Edward A. Fehring, age 91, of West Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Ivy Manor in Jackson. He was born March 10, 1921, in the town of Polk to the late John and Alma Fehring (nee Weninger) and married Bernice J. Hess on Oct. 22, 1948 at St. Peter’s Church in Slinger.

Edward grew up on the farm outside of Slinger and attended the local school and graduated from Slinger High School in the class of 1937. He worked at the Gehl Company in West Bend for 39 years. He continued to farm throughout his lifetime. Edward was a founding member of the St. Frances Cabrini Parish and remained a member there until his death.

Survivors include his seven children, Charles (Anna) Fehring of Plover, Bonnie of West Bend, Barbara (Lawrence) Behlen of Green Lake, Cynthia (Robert) Roecker of West Bend, Randall (Cathy) Fehring of West Bend, Patrick (Laurel) Fehring of West Bend and Jeffrey (Donna) Fehring of West Bend; 14 grandchildren Nicholas (Melissa) Fehring of Plover, Anthony (Crystal) Fehring of Madison, Alexander (fiancé Candace) Behlen of Tucson Ariz., Jennifer (Michael) Reineck of Germantown, Jonathan Roecker of Mayfield, Jason Roecker of Madison, Brian, Gregory, Thomas, Matthew, Peter, Mikayla and Rachel Fehring of West Bend; three great grandchildren, Andrew, Lauren and Evan Reineck of Germantown; his three brothers Fr. Fabian Fehring of Hardin, Mont., Carl (Delores) Fehring of Troy, Mich., and Franklin (Marlene) Fehring of Addison Ill.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice after 35 years of marriage, by his parents John and Alma (Weninger) Fehring, brother James Fehring, and sister and brother-in-law Laverne and Robert Hall.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding. Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Monday from 2-5:45 p.m.

Masses or memorials to St. Frances Cabrini School are appreciated.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Mosley and his nurse Jane, the staff at Ivy Manor in Jackson and Seasons Hospice for their care, compassion and support.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. An on-line guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.