Wilhelmina “Mina” Fesler
November 10, 1919 ‒ September 16, 2015
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
MELBOURNE, FL: Wilhelmina “Mina” Fesler, 95, of Melbourne, Florida and formerly of Mansfield passed away Wednesday September 16, 2015 at home following an extended illness.
The daughter of Michael and Wilhelmina (Grabowski) Schenley, Mina was born November 10, 1919 in Coalport, Pennsylvania. In 1937 she was graduated from Beccaria Township High School. A few years later she moved to Akron, Ohio where during the war years she worked at the Government Testing Labs at Firestone Tire and Rubber.
She met and married Eldred Fesler on September 7, 1946 while living in Akron. They subsequently moved to Cuyahoga Falls and ultimately to Mansfield in 1958.
Mina worked at JC Penney and retired from there. Later on she worked for Montgomery Ward. When she wasn’t working in retail she was busy baking many types of breads, cakes, pies and rolls for friends, family and neighbors in one of her five ovens.
Mina was a member of Lexington Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children Russell and Gina Fesler of Akron, Michael Fesler of Melbourne, Florida, and Karen Fesler of Bath, New Hampshire; grandchildren Tanina Alvaro of Toledo, Paul Fesler of Galion, Amber Fesler of Kilbuck, and Angela Davis of Wallingford, KY; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents and her nine siblings she was preceded in death by her husband Eldred L. Fesler, and daughters-in-law Cheryl Fesler, Tona Fesler and Teri Fesler.
A graveside memorial service will be in Mansfield Memorial Park and will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 2030 N. Hwy A1A Indialantic, Fl. 32903 may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com