Ronald Garry Fellner 1943-2021 Ron passed away at the age of 77 years on March 6, 2021, with his family Mike, Carla, Daniel, Jacey and Ryder by his side at the Regina General Hospital. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Celest and Elsie Fellner; son, Daniel Fellner; and brother-in-law, Russel Leslie. Ron is survived by his son, Mike (Carla), and their family Daniel (Kassidy Sjostrand), Jacey and Ryder; sister, Doreen Leslie; wife, Lorraine, and her family Memory, Colin, Kale and Shelby; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ron was born on April 16, 1943 to Celest and Elsie Fellner in the Weyburn Union Hospital. He attended Grade 1 through 8 at the Lowland School located one mile east of the family farm and completed his Grade 12 at the Weyburn Collegiate Institute in 1964. He attended the University of Saskatchewan for a short while and then returned home to farm with his father. Ron was always interested in sports taking part in track and field, softball and also spent several years in the Lomond 4-H Beef Club. Ron established a successful herd of registered polled herefords with his father under the name Prairie Pine Polled Herefords in 1961. Ron had two sons, Mike born in December of 1967 and Daniel born in February of 1969. Together they farmed and raised polled hereford cattle after taking over the family farm in 1973 after his father Celest passed away. Both sons were involved in minor hockey, motor-cross dirt biking and 4-H, which Ron was also actively involved in as a coach, as a chauffeur to the boys' countless dirt bike competitions and as an assistant beef leader of the Weyburn 4-H Beef Club. During his adult years, Ron participated in karate lessons and boxing. He played old timers hockey with the Lomond Loafers. Ron also enjoyed playing the piano and was very good at it. Ron loved basketball. He played in his younger years and attended as many McLeod Series as he could in Weyburn and Estevan. Ron was well known in the community as he sat on many boards throughout the years. He was a councillor for the RM of Weyburn Division 2 since 2004. He has been the manager of the Weyburn Utility Board for a number of years. Ron fought for his beliefs, was dedicated, passionate and put his heart and soul into everything he was involved with. The Weyburn Red Wings have lost a lifetime fan, board member and volunteer. Ron has spent countless hours selling tickets, helping with fundraisers. He was also a fan and supporter of the Weyburn Beavers ball team and volunteered his time with this organization as well over the years. Ron's grandchildren became his pride and joy. He was there at the farm to see the kids on the school bus for their first day of school. Ron attended every event the kids were involved in from school Christmas concerts, hockey games, 4-H shows and supported all the fundraisers they showed him. The kids always knew when Grandpa was in the rink when they heard the cowbell and his voice. He took much pride in preparing the show ring every year at the Ag Society Barn. He was responsible for the sand that was placed in the barn and spent hours watering, dragging and harrowing prior to the shows. Ron never missed a birthday and would call Carla at least three days before to find out when cake was so he didn't miss it. Gardening was a passion for Ron. He would produce enough vegetables most years to supply half of Weyburn and loved giving it away. The Church became a big part of Ron's life. He joined the choir and loved it. He read scriptures and would spend hours at the Church outside of services to visit with Reverend Barnabas. Ron will be missed dearly as his legacy is laid to rest. The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 pm from Grace United Church with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment was held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens. For family and friends wishing, donations in memory of Ron may be made to STARS Ambulance. Condolences may be left at: RD Family Funeral Chapels website. Arrangements entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Weyburn, SK.
Published in Weyburn Review from Apr. 7 to May 7, 2021.