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John L. Felts

John L. Felts, 75 years old, of LeMars, IA, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. 
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. Dan Greving officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters & Knights of Columbus rosary all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.
    John was born Aug. 9, 1934, at Paducah, KY, the son of Herschal & Mary Louise (Luigs) Felts.  He was raised in Paducah, KY and graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in 1951. 
In 1953 he moved to Iowa where he met and married Shirley Wurth on Nov. 24, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen, IA.  He was a farm laborer for 6 years.  Then worked for Plymouth County for 6 years, then became self-employed in a corn shelling & trucking business, where he was still active until his health forced him to retire.  He enjoyed being with family and friends, camping, traveling, socializing with anyone, and most of all spending time with his grandkids.
    John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Neptune, Catholic Order of Foresters of Remsen, Knights of Columbus & Eagles Club both of LeMars.
    Survivors include; His wife of 55 years, Shirley Felts of rural LeMars; Four sons, Gary Felts of Kingsley, IA, Rick Felts & his wife, Janell of rural LeMars, Kevin Felts & his wife, Jackie of rural LeMars, Keith Felts & his wife, Lisa of Sioux City, IA; One daughter, Pam Heitmann & her husband Jon of Holstein, IA; Nine grandchildren, Jeff & Brandon Felts, Penni McIntosh, Jessie & Dustin Heitmann, Colby & Austin Felts, Deianira & Seth Felts; Three great-grandchildren, Ayden & Carter Heitmann, Kendyl McIntosh; One brother, Charles Felts & his wife, Kathy of Paducah, KY; Four sisters, Rose Margaret Caraway of Hernando, MS, Maggie Harding & her husband, Russell of Lake Worth, FL, Martha Wurth & her husband Bill of Remsen, Velma Felts & special friend Lee King of Paducah, KY; Several In-laws; Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Friends. 
    Preceded by: His Parents, Herschal & Mary Felts, One sister Francis Joann Felts at the age of 5.
    Casket Bearers will be, Jeff & Brandon Felts, Penni McIntosh, Jessie & Dusty Heitmann, Colby, Austin, Deianira & Seth Felts.
    Honorary Bearers will be, Brianne &  Stephanie Felts, Derek McIntosh, Brandon Kies & Amanda Heitmann
    Catholic Order of Foresters Honorary Bearers will be Bob, Chet, Marty & Mike Wurth.

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Kevin, Jackie, Colby, and Austin, I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your father and grandfather. I hope you find comfort from the caring thoughts of your friends. My prayers will be with you at this time - Cheryl Fischer

Cheryl Fischer Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of John. He was always smiling and laughing when we were around him, and had a great attitude on life. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Charlie & Kathy Wyatt

Charlie & Kathy Wyatt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about John's passing. He was really a neat person. He could make anybody laugh. Sure will miss him! He will always be in my memories on the farm. Hearing the sheller come up and over the hill early in the morning. My thoughts are with all of your fa...

Marlene Main Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I AM TERRIBLY SADDENED TO HEAR OF THIS NEWS... I MET JOHN AND HIS WIFE IN 1978, AND I WAS SO BLESSED. MORE THAN ANYTHING; I REMEMBER JOHN AS "BEING HAPPY". HE WAS SUCH A GOOD PERSON TO BE NEAR. SUCH GOOD, GOOD MEMORIES... BUT SOME OF THE BEST WERE THE FINE MEALS AT HIS HO...

JEREMIAH SUNDOWN Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Shirley and family....My sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time.

Betty Swalve Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father/grandfather. My prayers are with you and if there is anything I can do please feel free to let me know.

Bea Houston Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Kevin, Jackie, Colby, and Austin, I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your father and grandfather. I hope you find comfort from the caring thoughts of your friends. My prayers will be with you at this time - Cheryl Fischer

Cheryl Fischer Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of John. He was always smiling and laughing when we were around him, and had a great attitude on life. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Charlie & Kathy Wyatt

Charlie & Kathy Wyatt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We loved your dad!

Lisa & Norman Plendl Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM