Frank J. Fell, 84
March 17, 1931 -- May 8, 2015
On May 8, 2015, Earth lost and heaven obtained a great man. Frank John Fell, age 84, of the town of Ashford, was born March 17, 1931, the second son of the late John and Christina (nee Schraufnagel) Fell. And on May 4, 1955, he was united in marriage Arlene M. Mathieu at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Arlene preceded Frank in death on May 9, 2003.
Frank was a lifetime member of St. Martinís Catholic Church, Ashford. His life as a true Christian was demonstrated maintaining the church with his handyman services.
He served his country in the Armed Forces for two years. He was employed then at a small tool-and-die shop, which began his career as a tool-and-die maker for 35 years at Gehl Co., West Bend, while also farming his hog and beef herd for extra income.
Frank loved snowmobiling and was involved in creating trails to enhance the sport, along with helping raise his five children, the farm animals and planting the land. He enjoyed playing sheepshead at many family gatherings that were so important to him. He cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and instilling his love of the earth and mankind to all who knew of his acquaintance.
The love he shared with Arlene lives on as he is survived by his five children, Mary Lou (Steven) Bonlender of Kewaskum, and Kenneth, Donald, Randall (Tina) and Gordon (fiancee Robin) Fell all of Campbellsport; his soul companion of 10 years, Sally Doll of West Bend; seven grandchildren, Rick (Ashley) Bonlender, Krystle (Adam) Helsell, Mike Fell, Rebecca (fiance Dan Brehmer) Fell, Amanda (Owen) Gellings, Joshua (Haley) Fell and Stephanie Fell; six great-grandchildren, Sierrah and Kennedy Bonlender, Mackenzie and Libbie Helsell, and Carter and Haven Gellings; one brother, Jake (Jenny) Fell of West Bend; two sisters, Angeline (Richard) Westerman of West Bend and Christine (James) Ruplinger of Campbellsport; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Fell; brothers- in-law, Roger Mathieu and Orville Mathieu; and sisters-in-law, Ardell Fell, Luella Mathieu and Marie Mathieu.
Visitation will be Tuesday May 12, from 2-6 p.m. at St. Martinís Chapel, Ashford (N1271 Minnie Lane, Campbellsport, WI). A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow with the Rev. Neil Zinthefer officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in St. Martinís Cemetery.
The Fell family would like to thank the family at Hope Nursing Home, Lomira and Hospice Care for their dedicated nurturing care they gave Frank during his residency there.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.