Marcia Feelhaver, age 77 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Whispering Creek Senior Living Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Russell Lambert officiating. Burial will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Sunday, at church, from 4-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be Brennan Feelhaver, Zach Wemhoff, Jack Kassebaum, Nick Schley, Shawn Oleson, Kurt Olsen, and Mike Olsen. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Ashley Wemhoff, Sophia Kassebaum, Hailey Schley, and Savanah Russell.
Marcia was born July 14, 1940 in Coleridge to Murlin and Bernice (Janssen) Olsen. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Marcia graduated from Coleridge High School in 1957 where she was proud to be a Bulldog cheerleader, which was a tradition she continued through the rest of her life. Following graduation, she worked at the Farmer's Union Store in Coleridge before venturing into the world and working and living in Cherokee, IA and Sioux City, IA. Marcia met the love of her life when she and her dear friend Carol (Sprouls) Cottier went to visit Don at work in Coleridge one day. Carol & Don were first cousins and Don told the girls if they would wash his car, he would buy them each a milkshake - "the rest is history!" They married on June 28, 1958 at Immanuel Lutheran in Coleridge. Don then went to work for Air Mod Corporation and traveled with the company from Wichita, KS, to Topeka, KS, to Enid, OK, and finally Boston, MA. In 1961, they returned to Coleridge where Don became employed and part owner of the Coleridge Elevator. In June of 1961 Marcia gave birth to twins and in July of 1962 a son. In addition to being a busy, active mother she held various other jobs including a Walbaum's in Wakefield, the Coleridge Nursing Home and Park View Haven. She then managed the Coleridge Café which was her true passion and they then purchased the café. Marcia was known for her delicious pies most especially sour cream raisin and butterscotch, also, her Sunday buffets. She took great pride in knowing everyone in towns "favorites". The Café was a true labor of love! In addition to the café, she was also involved in various church and community organizations including assisting with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, The American Legion Auxiliary, the Our Night Out Club, The Community Club, The Coleridge Athletic Boosters, Coleridge Education Foundation, Immanuel Lutheran Church Circles, and made her Cursillo Weekend. Marcia was a recipient of the Coleridge Christian Caring Award. She was a very proud supporter and cheerleader for her hometown Coleridge Bulldogs, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Yankton Special Olympics, Allen Eagles, Cedar Catholic Trojans and Chicago Cubs. After retirement, she became employed in the kitchen at Holy Trinity in Hartington where she loved the kids and enjoyed treating them on special occasions. Marcia's greatest loves was her family, most especially her grandchildren and their activities.
Survivors include her children Rochelle Russell, Ronnette and Jeff Wemhoff and Brian and Angie Feelhaver all of Coleridge. Four granddaughters, Hailey (Nick) Shley and Savanah Russell, Ashley Wemhoff, Sophia (Jack) Kassebaum, three grandsons, Zach (Cassie) Wemhoff, Brennan Feelhaver and Shawn Oleson, two step granddaughters Stephanie (John) Johnston and Jennifer (Travis) McMahon, two great grandsons, one great granddaughter and one on the way, seven step great grandchildren. One brother Sylvan and Linda Olsen, one brother in law, Duane Dirks of Fontana, CA, and sister in law Mardelle Cole of McCook Lake, SD. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant brother, Monte Dean, sister, Yvonne Dirks, brother in law Lowell Cole and her grandparents.
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Want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a full life Marcia lived!!
Ronnette, Rochelle, Brian,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of your Mom. She was an awesome lady. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Olson and Feelhaver families. Marcia was a good and life long friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy & Terry Janssen
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your dear Mom! Please know our hearts and prayers are with you! Heaven has gained a lovely lady!
Janelle & Denny Stone
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss. We will miss Marcia's wonderful smile. She was so devoted to her family.
All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. We enjoyed many good times when she was in the cafe and I had my shop next door. We also had times together with Community Club and Church. She will be missed.
Linda & Daryle Milbrath
I want you to know that you have all been on my mind since your Mother's passing. Losing a Mom is one of the most difficult things I've ever faced but with time and faith, I know deep down that she is in a much better place and no more suffering. So please know my heart aches for you.
Marcia was another Mom to all of us kids growing up and her video shows how blessed she was. So may God bless you all during this difficult time in your life.
Lisa (Dennis) Abler
My thoughts are with you all at the loss of your Mom. She was a great woman with so many interests and talents. Most of all, being a great mom to her kids. I will always have great memories of our childhood with our mothers watching over us.
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