Henry Walter "Sonny" Feltmann
Funeral services for Henry Walter "Sonny" Feltmann, 69, of Norwood Young America were held on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from the St. John's Lutheran Church in NYA, with the Rev. Scott Gustafson officiating.
Mr. Feltmann died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998.
Organist was Arthur Fuchs, and soloist Lawrence Biermann sang "Muede Bin Ich Geh Zu Ruh" and "The Lord's Prayer." The congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace" and "Joy To The World."
Pallbearers were Jon Kohls, Mike Kohls, Lee Feltmann, Jeff Schultz, Ryan Feltmann and Carter Lehrke. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Feltmann was born to Henry and Anna (Mueller) Feltmann on April 22, 1929 in Young America Township, Carver County. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in NYA on May 12, 1929 by the Rev. Abraham and confirmed there on April 18, 1943 by the Rev. Kramer. He attended St. John's parochial school and later Central High School in NYA.
In 1956, Mr. Feltmann moved to NYA. He worked with his brother in the H&H Bar in NYA. He also helped friends and family with farm work.
Mr. Feltmann was active in local baseball, coaching both the Young America Babe Ruth team and the Young America town team.
He also belonged to the Young America Fire Department for a short time.
Mr. Feltmann enjoyed hunting, spear fishing and ice fishing. He also was an avid card player, enjoying sheephead, pinochle and skat. In skat, Mr. Feltmann earned the honor of past national champion.
Mr. Feltmann became a resident of the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown in the fall of 1997.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Marvin Kohls of NYA; a sister-in-law, Veronica Feltmann of Watertown; nieces and nephews, Lowell Kohls and wife, Char, of NYA, Lois Schultz and husband, Stan, of NYA, Bev Yaeck and husband, Gary, of NYA, Bev Feltmann of NYA, Roger Feltmann and wife, Elaine, of Lester Prairie, Doug Feltmann and wife, Sandy, of NYA, Linda Koehnen and husband, Ken, of Cologne, Brenda Grimm and husband, Gary, of NYA, Janet Bromberg and husband, Steve, of Monticello, Joan Lehrke and husband, Wayne, of NYA, Jean Stender and husband, Dan, of NYA, Wayne Feltmann and wife, Sharilyn, of NYA; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Feltmann was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Cora Kohls, Leona Feltmann, LaVerna Feltmann and an infant sister; brothers, Elmer, Edward, Wilbert, Clarence and Hillard Feltmann; sisters-in-law, Adeline and Lida Feltmann; and nephew, Gerald Feltmann.
The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of NYA handled arrangements.
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