Diane M. Fellenz, 76, Loyal, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Clark County Rehab & Living Center in Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 7, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Keith Kitzhaber officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were John Fellenz, Mike Fellenz, Kevin Fellenz, Ryan Fellenz, Megan Fellenz, Thea Fellenz, Abby Fellenz, Matthew Fellenz and Liam Fellenz.
Diane Mary Bell was born on Nov. 26, 1942, in Marshfield, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret (nee Wellner) Bell. She was raised on her family farm in the town of Lincoln, Wood County, received her elementary education in Bakerville, and graduated from Marshfield Senior High School in 1961. Diane married Norbert A. Fellenz on Nov. 30, 1963, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bakerville. They farmed on Norbert’s family farm, which they purchased in the late 1960s. During her time on the farm, she also worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield for 10 years, and later worked at Land O’ Lakes in Spencer, for 40 years, until her retirement. Diane moved to Marshfield in 2015 and resided there until her death. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its PCCW. Diane had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing and camping with her dear friend, Bruce; snowmobiling, and vacationing with Norbert on their motorcycle. She also enjoyed going to breakfast at Perkins on Friday mornings with her two sisters and brother. But most of all, Diane enjoyed talking about her grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by her four sons: John (Lisa) of Abbotsford, Mike (Julie) of Loyal, Kevin (Rosie) of Spencer, and Ryan (Kim) of Greenwood; six grandchildren: Megan, Thea, Abby, Matthew, Liam and Juliet; two sisters: Karen (Doug) Katzenberger of Marshfield and Janice (Paul) Pankratz of Stratford; one brother: Larry (Darlene) Bell of Marshfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and her dear companion, Bruce Votava.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Norbert, on Feb. 27, 2006.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.