Roger Steven SellnerNovember 8th, 2019
Roger Steven Sellner, age 90, of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. Roger was born on April 27, 1929, to John F. and Philomena (Heller) Sellner in Sleepy Eye, Minn. He attended St. Mary's School in Sleepy Eye. Roger married Marian J. Klein on October 20, 1953, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye. He spent 35 years working at Sanitary Dairy and another 17 years at Divine Providence Community Home and part time for Christensen Farms, all of Sleepy Eye. Roger was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Roger enjoyed woodworking, making grandmother clocks, baby cribs, rocking horses and many other projects for friends, family and parish. He also spent his time in the garden raising vegetables for himself and others. Along with the garden came a Concord grape vine for making his homemade wine and jelly. His sauerkraut and dumpling parties were a big hit with several of his friends and relatives. Roger is survived by his children, Scott (Tina) of Jefferson City, Mo., Stephanie (Carl) Benson of Byron, Minn., Sandra (Gary) Wee of Spring Valley, Minn. and Michael (Janice) Sellner of New Ulm, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, sister, Judy (Chuck) Fearn of Minneapolis, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Stella Sellner, Joanie Klein and Judy (Bob) Paulson, all of Sleepy Eye, Karen (John) Huettl of North Mankato, Minn., Linda Brennan of Bloomington, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian; brothers, Alvin, Marvin, Jerome, Robert and John Jr.; sisters, Irene Seifert and Doreen LeGare. Visitation was held Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye with a rosary at 7 p.m. The visitation continued on Wednesday from 7:30 until 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service was held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The clergy was Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment was at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com. Memorials are suggested to Divine Providence Community Home and Allina Hospice New Ulm.