December 7, 1928 – Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Zion Lutheran Church – Buffalo
Friday, July 9, 2010
Sheldon E. Fertig, Sr., age 81, of Buffalo, MN, passed away on Wednesday June 30th, 2010, at
Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN, with his family at his side.
Sheldon was born on December 7th, 1928, the son of Ellis and Florence (Widerstrand)Fertig in Grandforks, ND.
Sheldon grew up in Lake Bronson, MN, and graduated high school there.
He then attended college at Bemidji (MN) State, and played hockey for 3 years as their center.
He then served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 through 1953, earning the rank of Sergeant.
Upon his return, he went to St. Cloud (MN) State to finish his education; he also played hockey there for the Huskies.
He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Holmgren on March 7th, 1959.
They moved to Buffalo in 1959 to start their family. Sheldon began his teaching career at Buffalo High School, teaching for a total of 28
years, retiring in 1987. Sheldon ran a small engine repair shop for 46 years with his son Clair, which was later run by his son Sheldon, Jr.
Sheldon is survived by his loving family: son, Clair Fertig of Buffalo, daughters, Michele (Daryl) Cardinal of Monticello, MN, and Jonay (Kevin) Krone of Monticello, daughter-in-law Sharon Fertig of Buffalo, grandchildren: Sheldon, Mandy, Shane (Kristina), Devin, Ashley, Jacob, Jeremy and Cammey, great-grandchildren: Genevieve, Leila, Ryan and Madison, siblings: ElRay (VerDell) Fertig of Anoka, MN, Audrey (Tony) Roettger of Champlin, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by: wife Donna Mae Fertig, son Sheldon Fertig Jr., parents Ellis and Florence Fertig.
Memorial Funeral Service held Friday July 9th, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church – Buffalo at 4 P.M.
Visitation begins at 2 P.M. at the Church. Fellowship is to follow the service.