Kenneth Lee Feilmeier, age 66 of Hartington, Nebraska, was surrounded by his family when he died on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke and Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Fordyce with military honors provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283 and the Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dave Adams, Doug Stevens, Rich Promes, Dick Wiebelhaus, Gene Wiebelhaus, Don Schroeder, Wally Ulrich, Lonnie Sackschewsky, Merle Loecker and Dennis Loecker.
Active Pallbearers will be Dean Pick, Mark Rose, Kelly Konken, Chuck Murray, James Weddingfeld and Tim Dresden.
Kenny was born on October 7, 1948 at Yankton, SD to Jacob Frank and Helen Frances (Albers) Feilmeier. He lived in Hartington his entire life and graduated from Hartington High School in 1966. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 18 years old and served in Vietnam from February 16, 1967 to February 14, 1969 as a radio carrier. Kenny married Tammi Boardman on May 9, 1970 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. They lived on a farm southeast of Hartington for 41 years before moving into Hartington in 2012. Kenny farmed, fed cattle and hogs with his father-in-law, worked for Abler Transfer, Prince Hydraulics and Neu Cheese Company. He drove a school bus for Hartington Public Schools for 25 years and tended bar throughout the years at Tooties, Mainstreet, Promes's, Leise's, Wiebelhaus Service and the Hartington VFW.
Kenny was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a member and former commander of the Hartington VFW Post 5283 and the Hartington American Legion Post # 4. Over the years he had 18 different boys help him on the farm. He loved to hunt with his Minnesota friends and Aaron. He loved to turkey hunt with his daughters at the cabin in Long Pine. He enjoyed Nebraska football and loved to dance. He never missed any of his daughters games or activities as he loved being with them and his 2 grandsons.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Tammi Feilmeier of Hartington; 2 daughters and their husbands, MeLissa and Pat Kuehn of Fordyce; MeCheyl and Jim Sudbeck of Fordyce; 2 grandsons, Logan Sudbeck and Aaron Petersen, special friend, Sandy Petersen of Hartington; 3 sisters, Carol White of Blaine, MN; Diane Kass of Omaha; Bonnie and Chris Hudson of Yankton and a brother, Duane and Doris Feilmeier of Hartington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers-in-law, Jim White and Tom Kass
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are saddened but have faith that Kenny has crossed to a place without suffering or sickness. We (the Hamlin's) will never forget his strength and kindness and hard work after our losses. We are wishing we were home to be with you all at this time, but know you are in our prayers and pray you can feel our arms around you. Pam, Gene and Jamie
Pam and Gene Blaker
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Fred and Paula Hansen
My fellow Viet Nam 4th Infantry Division friend from northeast Nebraska will be missed by me, along with many others that were fortunate enough to know him. We send our thoughts and prayers to Tammi and Family.
Randy&Freddie Hansen&Ruby Hansen
Having grown up with the Feilmeier family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny. Your Family is in our prayers and thoughts. Kenny has went through a lot, but we have to stop and also remember the good times also and there were a lot of them. Again I am sorry for your lost.
Marcia Pick Bond
My deepest sympathy to all of Kenny family.
Cathy Jansen and Family
Tammi, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Kenny. I loved his sense of humor and ability to see good in everyone. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Fran Weddingfeld Courtney
Tammi,You and your Family have our deepest sympathy, so sorry to hear the sad news. Hope you are holding up alright? Donald said he was a great buddy to have, and was proud to service with him in Veit Nam. I was grateful to have meet him. Sending prayers
Donald & Ardis Philipps
Tammi, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to learn of the loss of Kenny. Wally will miss their yearly visits. The video tribute was very special. Wally&Sharon
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