Ronald Lee Fehlman, 84, of Nyssa Oregon passed away on April 15th, 2019. Memorial Service will be held at 2pm April 28th at Nyssa Baptist Fellowship, 318 Locust Ave. Nyssa, OR.
Ronald Lee Fehlman was born in Brigham City, Utah to Fred and Thelma Fehlman on February 27th, 1935. Ronald’s early childhood had its challenges. He became deaf after contracting Scarlet Fever as a toddler. He attended deaf school in Utah and Salem, Oregon. After leaving deaf school, he returned to his family farm and attended Adrian High School.
Ronald was taught hands on trades in deaf school, so he was a very motivated hardworking man. He worked from sun up to sun down all his life. He was a dedicated employee for the City of Ontario Parks/Cemetery Department, retiring from Ontario in 1997. However, retirement didn’t suit him, so shortly after retiring he went to work for Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa, as well as, providing lawncare services for area residents up until 2017.
Ronald was preceeded in death by his parents, Fred and Thelma Fehlman, sister Delores Ray, brother Arlen Fehlman, brother Glen Fehlman & sister Sherry Leavitt.
Ronald is survived by his son Robert Fehlman, son Richard Fehlman, daughter Rhonda LaCasse, and daughter in law Gail Fehlman, brother Melvin Fehlman, sister Donna Wilson, granddaughter Sara Sapp, grandson Hank Fehlman and great-grandchildren Michael, Lauren, and Lizzy Sapp.
The family of Ronald Fehlman wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Encompass Hospice for their care in this time.