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August, 5th 1959 – Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church Buffalo, MN
Friday, Feburary 5th
11;00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Sheldon E. Fertig Jr., 50, of Buffalo passed away suddenly at his home with family by his side on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 after a strong battle with cancer.

Sheldon was born on August 5, 1959 in Hallock, MN, the son of Sheldon Sr. and Donna Mae (Holmgren) Fertig.

Sheldon was united in marriage to Sharon Winter of Maple Lake, MN on August 7, 1981. They were blessed with two sons.

Sheldon enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was a hard worker – always having a project (or 5) to keep him busy. He was a very talented man able to fix what was broken or able to create something needed to make the job easier. Sheldon took over the small engine business his Dad started many years before. He enjoyed helping all of his great customers and took pride in all that he did.

In 2008 he became a Grandpa. This was a great joy in his life and he had many plans to teach his grandson everything he knew.

Sheldon was a loving husband, patient dad, proud grandpa, and a dear friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Sheldon is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sharon Fertig; Children, Sheldon Fertig III of Buffalo and Shane (Kristina) Fertig of Maple Lake; Grandchildren, Ryan and baby to be born in June; Father, Sheldon Fertig Sr of Buffalo; Brother, Clair Fertig of Buffalo; Sisters, Michele (Daryl) Cardinal of Monticello and Jonay (Kevin) Krone of Monticello; Nieces, Nephews, other family and friends.

Sheldon is preceded in death by his mother Donna Mae Fertig and grandparents.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the family.

Funeral Service held Friday February 5, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, 11 AM with Gathering of friends and family at 10 AM at the
Private family gathering on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6-7 at the Peterson Chapel In Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, served the family.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dennis & Lisa Georges

    Sharon and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of Sheldon. That was way too soon. I was hoping he would see the birth of his second grandchild. He will be missed by all. See you at the funeral if not before. Take care. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dennis & Lisa

  2. Dyane Kyllonen

    Sharon & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Lisa Fashant-Kasper

    Dear Fertig Family…
    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories that you know have of your loved one…

  4. John Worwa

    To all,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    John Worwa

  5. George Jundt

    TO THE FERTIG FAMILY: I feel so sorry about the sad news. God Bless.

  6. Dave Brown

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I wish we could have made it to the service. I’ve known Sheldon for many years, a great friend. I saw him a month ago at Walmart and didn’t even mention he was sick, but nice to talk to him. God bless your family. He will be greatly missed. Dave Brown and family

  7. Bob Potter

    Sorry for your loss. I just heard the news from a friend in San Francisco and couldn’t believe it. I have not seen Sheldon since high school. But we used to have a great time drinking beer in Craig Wolf’s ’72 Maverick and listening to Aerosmith on the 8 track tape deck! Again I offer my sympathy for your loss….50 is way too young to leave this world. RIP my friend.

  8. Elizabeth Anderson

    Dear Fertig family and friends,
    Sheldon was one of the kindest people I ever met. He was always so honest and thorough and reasonable with his work, and prompt. Though I gifted the riding lawn mower he used to service perfectly, with the new owners of my old house, I left his business card stapled to the wall above the operating manual so the new owners would have a great, trustworthy, dependable mechanic. Always worth gold for his word, always personable, and always good humored and friendly, is what I will remember.

    This is shocking and he was so young. My sympathies to family and friends, of which I’m sure he had many.


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