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Velma H. Feyen

Velma H. Feyen

Velma H. Feyen, age 93, of Menomonie, passed away on Saturday January 29, 2022 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN with her family by her side.

Velma was born January 8, 1929 to Frank and Carrie (Kronberger) Morse in Loyal, WI.  After attending schools in Loyal, she worked at Bell Telephone Co. in Eau Claire.  Velma married Donald Feyen, which they shared almost 50 years before he passed in 1999.  They were blessed with 3 wonderful children.

Velma worked for the University of Wisconsin-Stout for 20 years.  She was an active member of    St. Joseph Catholic Church and a life member of the Women of the Moose.  She also loved to walk in the mornings for exercise.  Velma’s passion was her family and she never forgot to send them birthday cards.

Velma is survived by her children, Joan (Ray) Ellenbecker of Germantown; Jeffery (Diane) of Evansville, IN and Jean (Oscar) Niemeyer of Appleton; six grandchildren, Lisa, Mark, Andrew, Scott, Jonathon and Jennifer; three great grandchildren; a sister, LaVine Pickerign of Crystal, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, brothers-in-law, Leo Pickerign, Chet Werner, Bob Feyen and Mike Feyen; sisters-in-law, Betty Werner, Sadie Feyen and Barb Feyen.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday February 19, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish (910 Wilson Ave, Menomonie WI 54751) or the United Way (via “unitedway.org” website).


  1. Sorsoleil, Carol

    Velma was a good friend for the last several years. I initially met her because we were both such regular walkers. We got to talking about the walk one day and I got to know her better. I visited her occasionally and found her to be bright, thoughtful, and interesting. I will miss her and I am sorry she is gone. I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Lucille Webinger

    Velma was a special person. Velma and Don were excellent examples of a good marriage. With great sympathy. Lucy

  3. Ruth Caturia

    Velma was a lovely, warm and gracious lady. So lucky to have known her and called her friend. She will be missed.

  4. Doris Rasmussen

    Wonderful friend and sheepshead player. Will miss our Friday get togethers.

  5. Barbara Shannon

    Sorry for your loss. Velma and Don were both such very nice people.

  6. Vicki Cole

    I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Velma’s entire family; they meant everything to her. She was my ADRC Calling Cares friend and became my role model for aging graciously. Velma was a joy to behold and whom I’ll never forget. She’ll be so lovingly missed.

  7. Darcel Manor

    Jean, So Sorry for your loss, your mother was a wonderful person.

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