Melvin ‘Mel’ M. Fiereck, 92, of Sartell

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Melvin “Mel” M. Fiereck, 92


Aug. 9, 1926-Feb. 25, 2019

Melvin M. Fiereck, 92, of Sartell, died Monday, Feb. 25 at Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell. His funeral was held Friday, March 1, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell. The Rev. Eberhard Schefers officiated and entombment was in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Fiereck was born Aug. 9, 1926 in St. Cloud to Ignatius and Lorraine (Wagner) Fiereck. He married Patricia (Forcier) Fiereck on June 24, 1952 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, St. Cloud. He was employed as a machinist at DeZurik Manufacturing for 29 years until retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and Machinist Union Local #623. He enjoyed bicycling, traveling, fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife; children, Linda (Michael) Holm of Plymouth, Pamela Vogel of Chaska, Michael (Phyllis) of Big Lake, Sheila (Joseph) Bethke of Buffalo, Patrick (Sheila) of Big Lake, Lisa (Kris) Friedrich of Sartell and Laurie (Doug) Rodewald of Maple Grove; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Lorraine “Bebe” Warhol of Phoenix, Betty Haynes of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Jerry (Audrey) Fiereck of Gilbert, Ariz.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce Nelson; and a granddaughter.

Arrangements were made by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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