Thief River Falls – Anthony Ray Fellman, 7, died tragically on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 attempting to board the school bus to take him to his second grade class at Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls.
A Gathering time for family and friends was held Monday, Oct. 10 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Anthony Ray Fellman was born on Oct. 29, 2008 in Thief River Falls, the son of David and Brenda (Beckwith) Fellman. He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakeville.
Anthony has a love for all of his dog and cats in his life whether at home, Grandma’s house or other family’s homes. His dog Sadie Sue slept with him every night. Anthony enjoyed playing with Transformers, wrestling dudes, Power Rangers, Godzilla, video games.
He was good with technology and could run a PS2, GameCube, GameBoy, PS3, IPAD, and computer. He also loved spending the night at Grandma’s house. He had great hand-eye coordination and always tried to keep up with his brothers, Dakota and Austin. He was his brother, Dakota’s biggest fan whether in football, wrestling, or track and wanted to walk in his footsteps. Anthony wanted to wrestle just like his big brother this year.
Anthony made friends easily, was very social and had the gift of gab. He was very concerned for other people and always willing to help out whether they wanted his help or not. Anthony could be described as energetic, stubborn, mischievous, outgoing, loveable, friendly, goofy, and was like a little gorilla. Character traits he inherited from his family.
He loved being around his second grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson and all of his classmates.
Survivors include his parents, David and Brenda of Thief River Falls; brothers, Dakota and Austin at home; grandparents, Warren and Nancy J. Fellman and Eunice Beckwith; great-grandmother, Dorothy Blodgett all of Thief River Falls; aunt and uncles, Heather (Corey) Potucek of Minneapolis, Chris Fellman, Brian Fellman both of Thief River Falls, Mathew (Heather) Beckwith; cousin, Haley Jones all of Minneapolis; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marlin Beckwith; great-grandparents, Ned Blodgett, Irene and Winton “Swede” Fellman, and Arnold and Esther Hinz.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.