Muriel Felske

Obituary of Muriel Ruth Felske

Muriel Felske, 85, of Sidney, NY, passed away on September 25, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

Muriel was born in Margaretville, NY to Irene and Loren Shultis on May 1, 1934. She spent her early childhood in Kelly Corners, NY and then moved with her family to Long Island, settling in Huntington Station, NY. She continued to live on long island after graduating from Huntington High school in 1953. In 1963 she took her brother Mert's advice and chose to relocate back to upstate NY taking a job at Bendix Corporation and settling in Sidney.

As a single mother her love and focus were her three children from her first marriage, Colleen, Jeffrey and Frank. She taught them that independence and hard work were all you needed to be able to take care of yourself. A few years later she met Robert (Bob) Felske while filling up her car with gas at a gas station he co-owned on Route 7 in Unadilla. They married in October 1969 and her love and family grew to include three step children, Roger, Rinda and Robin. Together Muriel and Bob added an additional member to their family with the birth of Kelly. Both loved and took much pride in their unique family and there was nothing more important.

Muriel worked at Bendix, which later became Amphenol Corporation, for 25+ years in various departments and finally retired in 1992. After retirement she enjoyed spending more time with her ever growing family, meeting her friends for breakfast at McDonald's, gardening and shopping. In recent years Muriel worked on the Delaware County Board of Elections. She has been a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Bainbridge.

Muriel is survived by, daughter, Colleen (Brown) Laing; son, Jeffrey Brown and wife Cindy; son Frank Brown; daughter, Kelly (Felske) Hanson and husband Chad; step-daughter, Rinda (Felske) Brown; step-daughter, Robin (Felske) Walker and husband Bill; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Felske; step-son, Roger Felske; parents Irene (Trowbridge) Shultis and Loren Shultis; brothers, Merwin Shultis, Hilton Shultis and Roger Shultis; sisters, Elsie (Shultis) Algeria, Marie (Shultis) Popolizio, Patricia (Shultis) DeCostard. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00PM at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church 12 S. Main St. in Bainbridge on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00AM with Reverend Wendy Depew Partelow officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney. A luncheon will take place for friends and family at the Elks Club, River Street, Sidney directly following the burial. Memorial donations may be made to, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta N.Y. 13820, the First Baptist Church of Bainbridge, 12 S. Main Street, Bainbridge, NY 13733, or a charity of one's choice. Condolences and memories may be shared online at The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Danielle Knight and Dr. Carol Beechy of Bassett Medical Group and the many nurses and medical staff that have provided care through the years. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel.


Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, September 30, 2019
First Baptist Church Of Bainbridge
12 South Main Street
Bainbridge, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Prospect Hill Cemetery
East Main Street
Sidney, New York, United States
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