BELLEVILLE – Frederic A. “Rick” Feller, age 53, of Belleville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on July 27, 1961, in Madison, to Klaus and Susanne (Rehehauser) Feller.
Rick graduated from Madison Memorial High School and MATC in Madison. He was employed at Sears Auto Center West Towne for 35 years. Rick was united in marriage to Becki Ziehli at Schwarzenberg Castle in Scheinfeld, Germany, in 1998. Rick played and coached soccer for many years. He was a fan of Bayern Munich and the German National Team. Rick was an avid history buff and aviation enthusiast. He enjoyed taking his nephews to the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. Rick was also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rick is survived by his wife, Becki of Belleville; mother, Susanne Feller of Madison; and brothers, Anthony (Carole) Feller of Madison and Kristian (Brenda) Feller of Madison. He is further survived by Becki’s family, Paul (Rosemary) Ziehli of Belleville, Andy (Joyce) Ziehli of Belleville, Dan (Diane) Ziehli of Belleville, and Heidi (Todd) McSherry of Hollandale. Rick was a loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Klaus, in 1991.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 338 S. Harrison St., Belleville, with the Rev. Michael Moon officiating, with burial in the Belleville Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the service on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH in Belleville.