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Joseph A. Feneis – Obituary

Name: Joseph A. Feneis

Age: 93

Born: 03-27-1927

Died: 10-11-2020


St. Augustine's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN

A Private Mass of Christian Burial for the immediate family will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN for Joseph Alphonse Feneis, age 93 of St. Cloud.  He was currently a resident of St. Benedict Center in St. Cloud where he died.  The Reverend Scott Pogatchnik will be the celebrant.  Interment will be in Assumption Mausoleum, St. Cloud, MN.  A live stream of the service will be available on his obituary page at the Daniel Funeral Home website.

Joseph was born on March 27, 1927 in Rockville Township, Stearns County, MN, the son of Joseph A. and Hedwig (Kiess) Feneis.  He grew up on the family farm and attended grade school at St. Wendelin’s Catholic School at Luxemburg, MN.  On August 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Virginia K. Albers at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN.  Six children were born to this union.

After their marriage, they farmed in Rockville Township for 15 years until 1970 when they moved to Sauk Rapids, MN.  Joe and Virginia then owned and operated Joe’s Furniture and Joe’s Auction Service together.  After his wife Virginia died on May 31, 2007 after 56 years of marriage, Joe retired as a real estate broker and auctioneer in July of that year. 

Early in his life Joe loved hunting, fishing, building, repairing and tinkering with things.  Later in life loved cheering for the Minnesota Twins, and doing puzzles that he Mod Podge'd and shared with others.

He was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, the Parish Men’s Group, and Eagles Aerie #622 all of St. Cloud, and the Minnesota Retail Furniture Dealers Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Virginia, one granddaughter, Kayleigh Revier; seven sisters, Hildegard Bechtold, Hedwig and Jeanette Feneis, Evelyn Klein, Mary Ann Marx, Loretta Jungels and Lavern Scheeler, and three brothers, Wendelin, Leo and Oscar Feneis.

He is survived by; his children, Richard (Carol) of Sartell, David (Gail) of Victoria, Robert (Penny) of Hugo, Jane (Allen) Wiese of Brooklyn Park, Ronald (Laura) of Billings, MT and Carol (Doug) Revier of Sartell; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; one sister, Donna Eisenschenk of Cold Spring, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials are preferred to the CentraCare St. Benedict Community Capital Campaign.


Guestbook for Joseph A. Feneis

Sue Laeupple
, Niece
October 20, 2020, 10:11 pm
My sympathies to the Feneis family. I have many great family get together memories with uncle Joe. He was one of a kind and always seemed interested in talking with me whenever I saw him. I'm sorry I didn't see him or his family much after Virginia passed away. Praying for you all. Love, in Christ, Sue & family
Jerry & Carol Schroden
, Nephew
October 17, 2020, 2:42 am
We have lots and lots of fun memories with the Feneis family over the years. May Uncle Joe rest in peace.
John Buttweiler
October 16, 2020, 6:31 pm
Prayers and hugs to all. Joe was a great guy. Always made us smile.
John & Rose Waldorf
, Uncle
October 16, 2020, 5:35 pm
Sending deepest sympathy to the whole family..our two families had many fun memories and get togethers..May he Rest In Peace 🙏❤️
Pam Streifel
, Friend of Jane
October 16, 2020, 3:36 pm
With deepest sympathy as you remember your dad, Joe today. No matter how old we are, its never easy to lose a parent. Thinking of all of you today as you say good-bye. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this time in your life. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Ann Jansen
, niece
October 16, 2020, 12:20 pm
Hello Cousins. Thinking of all of you today as you say good-bye to your Dad. It's a bittersweet moment; having both parents no longer on this earth but rejoicing in their eternal life. Uncle Joe was always very kind to me. He always had an infectious smile on his face. I can still hear him calling me "Annie."
Ruth Mueller
, Sister-in-law
October 15, 2020, 5:24 pm
Sincere condolences to all who knew Joe. He will be remembered for his energetic spirit at many happy family times and by his hearty laugh. He was always willing to serve the church, family, and the public. He revealed his invincible courage by the jobs he chose and in the businesses that he developed. It is special that his Mass of Christian Burial be held on October 16, the Feast Day of Saint Hedwig. May our Merciful Lord welcome him among the Communion of Saints!🙏 Ruth Albers Mueller
Dan and Pat Feneis
, Nephew
October 14, 2020, 12:07 am
Thinking of all of you. Joe was a great and friendly guy. He is now with Virginia in heaven
October 13, 2020, 4:43 pm

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