Roman Kleinfehn, age 91 of Osakis, passed away on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016, at the Galeon in Osakis.
On Dec. 3, 1924, a son was born to Oscar and Marie (Selensky) Kleinfehn in West Union Township, Todd County. They named him Roman Joseph and he was the youngest of their three sons. Tragically, his father, Oscar, died when Roman was only ten years old, so even at an early age he had to assume responsibility in helping to run the family farm. He was married to Philomene Hoppe on June 19, 1951, in New Munich at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. They farmed for over fifty years in Todd and Douglas Counties. Roman was proud to say he planted and harvested for fifty-two seasons and kept the farm producing all of those years. He retired from dairy farming in 1987 but continued to live and work on the farm. He was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union and volunteered as an usher, and enjoyed parking cars at the West Union Sausage Supper.