Cheryl L. Fellenz- Hernandez, age 54, of Glencoe, Minnesota, formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Minneapolis Veteran Health Care System in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Graveside Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at a later date.
Cheryl Lynn Fellenz-Hernandez was born on October 15, 1967, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the daughter of Richard and Nola (Melichar) Fellenz. Cheryl was baptized as an infant in 1968 in Phoenix, AZ. She received her education in Glendale, Arizona, and graduated from Glendale High School with the class of 1985.
Cheryl was united in marriage to Pablo Hernandez on March 9, 2019, in Laughlin, Nevada. Cheryl and Pablo made their home in Phoenix, Arizona. Cheryl moved to Glencoe, MN in October 2020 so she could spend more time with her grandchildren.
Cheryl served on the United States Air Force as a fuel specialist from February 23, 1988, to October 3, 1989. After she received an honorable discharge, Cheryl worked in Retail Services. Cheryl was a member of the Phoenix West Elks Lodge #2729.
Cheryl was a kind and loving mother and grandmother; she cherished the time spent with her children and especially her grandchildren. Cheryl enjoyed crafting, making windchimes, spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking, playing darts and billiards, singing karaoke (loved to sing), and shopping.
Cheryl passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Minneapolis Veteran Health Care System in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 54 years old.
Blessed be her memory.
Cheryl is survived by her:
Husband, Pablo (Felix) Hernandez of Phoenix, AZ;
Daughter, Chelsea Paggen and her husband, Anthony, of Glencoe, MN;
Son, Brandon Fearer and his wife, Katelyn, of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Easton Paggen and Olivia Paggen;
Mother, Nola McMillan of Florida;
Brothers, Rick Fellenz of Idaho, Ron Fellenz of Alabama, Randy Fellenz of Arizona, Trenton Rizza of Arkansas, Jason Rizza of Arizona.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her Father, Richard Fellenz; Nephew, Zak Fellenz.
Lisa Conaway (Kearney) says
I am so heart broken. Cheryl was a blessing during my last 2 years of high school. She moved down the street from me on 56th Ave and we became instant friends. Cheryl had such a light in her. She got me my first job at Valley West Mall and we had so much fun after work, going to the movies. She had a beautiful voice and always had a smile. I have such fond memories of her and I hanging out. I know we will see each other again.
Mary Hathaway says
I met Cheryl at Catherine’s she was such an awesome women. Always helpful. We met for dinner a few times.
Introduced her and Felix
to the Elks where they played darts and sang Karaoke .
I have two beautiful wind chimes. Which I will cherish always
Trent Rizza says
We were looking forward to visiting Cherie this summer.
I want to share some of my memories of my big sister.
Jason and I loved to go to the mall to visit Cherie and get popcorn and ices where she worked at Karmelkorn. As a kid, I remember her helping me sometime with homework and spelling. My parents wanted to adopt Cherie. She lived with us 3 different periods of her life and her dad would sometimes let Cherie visit our family for a few days around Christmas time. Cherie was crazy smart, she went to Glendale Community college for a while. She graduated high school a year early. At the age of 18 she had 3 jobs! How many 18 years old do that now or even back then? Cherie joining the Air Force inspired me to join. She sold cars and was extremely good at that, opened a daycare business, was a weekend weather anchor, worked as a manager at a clothing store that was not doing good and turned it around to be one other the companie’s most profitable stores. Last but not least, Cherie had a big heart, there were a lot of nice things that Cherie did for people that you will never know about. I was proud to call Cherie my big sister.