Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Leroy J. Sellnow
December 13, 1938 - April 9, 2017 (Age 78)
Watertown, WI
Service: April 18, 2017
Leroy J. Sellnow
Leroy J. Sellnow, age 78, of Watertown, with his family present and being at peace with his Heavenly Father, reached out to his gracious Lord on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Throughout the ordeal he kept a positive attitude, living his life to the fullest with his loving wife Sandy of 37 years, also with family and friends. Leroy and Sandy were always seen together side by side, hand in hand, and were inseparable in everything they did.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. James Backus officiating. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Leroy John Sellnow was born on December 13, 1938 in Watertown, the son of Gerhard and Esther (nee Druczinsky) Sellnow. He was a 1956 graduate of Watertown High School. He proudly served our country, enlisting in the United States Army and National Guards. He was a lifelong member and supporter of VFW and American Legion Post #189. On July 10, 1979, he married Sandy Krusick at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was the owner of Sellnow’s Salvage in Watertown which was handed down to him from his father who established the business in 1947. Leroy sold his business July 1, 2011. He worked hard to provide for his family in the brutal Wisconsin winters and the suffocating summers and never complained. Those who knew and loved him have fond memories of being out at the yard. Leroy and Sandy enjoyed endless hours with their family and friends creating countless memories over all the years at their cabin. Precious time spent included deer and turkey hunting, bird watching, campfires, making wood, grilling, card playing, movies and fishing. He was an extremely active man who enjoyed playing softball (Sellnow’s Savages), volleyball, darts and cornhole (bags). His favorite sports teams were the Cleveland Indians, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. Leroy’s sense of humor was contagious. Anyone with him would be in fits of laughter. He enjoyed life and the people in his life. He loved playing jokes, telling jokes and was a good sport about being the brunt of them.
All who loved him will dearly miss him. He is survived by his soul-mate, Sandy Sellnow; eight children: Daniel (Lori) Sellnow; Brian (Leah) Sellnow; Jennifer (Robert) Butler; Joel (friend Lisa) Sellnow; Lisa (Brock) Soutendijk; Garrick Fischer; Julie (fiancé Rich Patrie) Sellnow and Tyson Fischer; eighteen grandchildren: Brennan, Samantha and Steven Sellnow; Jamie Rusch and Emerald Sellnow; Jeremy (Natalie) Kumbier; Matthew, Jacob, Hollie and Ethan Sellnow; Shane, Zachary, Dustin and Danielle Soutendijk; Kalin Fischer; Jesse and Amanda Kubly; Olivia Fischer; five great-grandchildren, Trent, Andre, Macie, Alivia and Gracelyn; brothers, Jon (Debbie) Sellnow and Dennis Sellnow; sisters, Arlene (Jim) Krause and Helen (Gary) Brashear; favorite brother-in-law, Ronald (Joann) Hensler as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Esther; father, Gerhard; brother, James and first wife, Barbara (nee Hensler) Sellnow.
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