Bernice Fellenz of Port Washington loved to cook.
“She used to feed the whole neighborhood, our house was like a restaurant,” her son Jack Fellenz said.
Mrs. Fellenz, 98, died Sunday, April 16, at her residence.
She was born in Port Washington on January 24, 1919 to John and Anna Flerchinger Decker. She grew up in Port Washington, graduating from Port Washington High School in 1937.
On July 20, 1946 she married Gerald Fellenz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Mrs. Fellenz worked as a cook for Port Hotel and Ewig’s Deli. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Parish, now St. John XXIII Parish, a 69-year member of the Van Ells-Schanen American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 82 in Port Washington and she also ran her own canasta card club for over 70 years.
Mrs. Fellenz is survived by her children Jack (Louise) of Saukville, Rick (Jane) and Sharon (Gary) Anzia, both of the Town of Port Washington.
Mrs. Fellenz is further survived by six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Marion Jablonski of Milwaukee.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry, brothers Elmer, Orlando “Butzy”, Marvin and John Jr., sisters Mildred Decker, Jean Schoenknecht, and Shirley Probelski, brother-in-law Ron Fellenz, and sister-in-law Shirley Michalica.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. Father Pat Wendt will preside.
She will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Port Washington. Visitation will take place on Friday at the church from 3 to 6 p.m.
The family asks for donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington.