Roger Sellner

Obituary of Roger Steven Sellner

Roger Steven Sellner, age 90, of Sleepy Eye, MN passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN.

Roger was born on April 27, 1929 to John F. and Philomena (Heller) Sellner in Sleepy Eye, MN.  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, MN, Sandra (Gary) Wee of Spring Valley, MN and Michael (Janice) Sellner of New Ulm, MN.  14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Sister, Judy (Chuck) Fearn of Minneapolis, MN.  Sisters-in-law Stella Sellner, Joanie Klein and Judy (Bob) Paulson, all of Sleepy Eye, Karen (John) Huettl of North Mankato, MN, Linda Brennan of Bloomington, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marian, brothers Alvin, Marvin, Jerome, Robert and John Jr., sisters, Irene Seifert and Doreen LeGare. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Divine Providence Community Home and Allina Hospice New Ulm.

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Tuesday
5
November

Visitation 1

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
A rosary will be recited at 7:00pm.
Wednesday
6
November

Visitation 2

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
6
November

Service Information

10:30 am
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye
636 1st Ave. North
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
720 3rd Ave. N.E.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States

Reception

A luncheon will take place at the church immediately following burial.
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