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.