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William T. Felber, 82

May 18, 2011

Jackson — William T. Felber, age 82, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Fairmont Medical Center, in Fairmont.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 7, 2011, at the Church of Good Shepherd, in Jackson. The Rev. Larry Brixius officiated. Burial with military honors followed at the Good?Shepherd Cemetery, in Jackson.

William Thomas Felber was born on Nov. 8, 1928, in Minnesota Lake Township, Faribault County, the son of George and Lola (Danks) Felber. He graduated from Wells High School in 1946 and stayed on the farm until serving in the U.S. Army in 1951. He was united in marriage to Catherine Skagerberg on Sept. 12, 1951, in Blue Earth. After marriage, he worked for Culligan in Blue Earth. He went to electrical school in Mankato and moved to Winnebago to work for Germain and Kelly as an electrician. In 1968, he and Catherine moved to Jackson, where he taught at the Vocational and Technical College. During that time, he also opened up his own electrical business – Felber Electric. He retired from teaching in 1990 and retired from Felber Electric in 1998. Catherine passed away on Feb. 7, 1996. On June 28, 1997, he was united in marriage to Shirley (Mensing) DePaepe at the Church of Good Shepherd, in Jackson. After their marriage, they made their home in Jackson and wintered in Mesa, Ariz., for the last 10 years. Bill passed away at the Fairmont Medical Center on May 4, 2011, at the age of 82 years, 5 months, and 26 days.

William was a faithful member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson. He had been a member of the American Legion and been a part of the Clown Club with the VFW. He enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, fishing and business trips. He had his own woodworking shop and enjoyed tinkering with things.

William is survived by his wife, Shirley Felber, of Jackson; three daughters, Loretta Felber, of Minnetonka, Marsha (Bernard) Brecht, of Hutchinson, and Diane (Paul) Vander?Syde, of Albert Lea; three sons, Thomas (Judy) Felber, of Hutchinson, Charles Felber (Tonni-Sue) Keinz, of Eagan, and Michael (Bonnie) Felber, of Rogers; a stepdaughter, Carolyn (Norman) Anderson, of Winnebago; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-

grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Ryan, of Janesville.

William was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Catherine; three sisters, Ruth Amundson, Helen Weaver, and Katherine Koep; and one brother, James Felber.

Blessed be the memory of William Thomas Felber.