Arthur Fussy

obit - artfussy-picArthur Fussy, age 94, a resident of Pierz, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Morrill, with the Rev. Leo Moenkedick officiating. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery.
Arthur Fussy was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Frank and Gertrude (Schyma) Fussy. Art was proud of his German/Polish heritage. He was the fifth oldest of 16 children and grew up near Morrill. He married Bernice Ritzko Aug. 10, 1942, at St. Josephs Catholic Church and the couple was married for 65 years. Art was proud of his family they raised to be responsible and respectful and strong individuals. Art was a man of great faith, selfless with a hard work ethic and treasured the time spent with family and will be greatly missed by all. Arts contribution to the war effort was working at the Gray Plant making gear for war planes. After the war the couple moved north of Morrill where he farmed for many years. He also ground feed with a portable feed grinder he owned and worked at Franklin in St. Cloud for several years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and being in the woods, and spending time at the cabin. His favorite time of the years was deer season and enjoyed teaching his family the “art” of deer hunting. Art was a past member of the Morrill Township Board and St. Josephs Catholic Church.
He is survived by his sons and daughters, Sherian (Mel) Hiltner, St. Cloud, Ronald (Gail) of Bakersfield, Calif. Suzanne Wisneski of Rice, Cary (Deanna Beddingfield), of St. Joe, Kevin (Donna)of Ramey, Greg (Michelle) of Ramey and Chris (Trish), Ramey; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Spiczka, Delores Dudek and brothers, Lawrence and Richard; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; daughter, Cynthia Winsche;r and son-in-law, Richard Wisneski; parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at the North Shore at Good Shepherd Nursing Hame oand Dr. Stehpen Reichl for their care and compassion.

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