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Gary Melvin Feltmann

Gary Melvin Feltmann, age 53, of rural Norwood Young America, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his home.

He was born Aug. 9, 1952 in Glencoe, to Melvin and Berdella (Faerber) Feltmann. Gary was baptized Aug. 24, 1952 at St. John’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. W. P. Kraemer, and confirmed at the same church April 3, 1966 by the Rev. R. L. Reith.

Gary attended St. John’s Parochial School, and graduated from Central High School in 1970.

He was united in marriage to Judy Evans Oct. 7, 1979, at St. John’s Lutheran by the Rev. Henry Fry.

After high school, Gary was employed at Federal Stampings, before farming full-time and staying home to take care of his daughter. He raised hogs for many years, along with crops. Gary was also employed part-time by Schneider Excavating, plowing snow with Steve, Ross, and crew.

Gary enjoyed trap shooting at Lester Prairie, playing on a pool league, camping, fishing, and deer hunting up north, by Duluth and Hinckley. He loved hanging out with family and friends, and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his wife, Judy; children Tina Feltmann (fiancé Peter Teubert) of Glencoe, and Amy (Chris) Serbus of Hutchinson; grandchildren Nealie, Devin, and Aleisha; and siblings Dellas (Earl) VonBerge, Darlene (Loren) Mackenthun, all of Glencoe, and Daryl (Diane) Feltmann of Norwood Young America.

He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill (Barb) Evans of Washington, Irene Dubnecay of St. Louis Park, Sue (Duane) Schmeling of Hutchinson, Steve (Debbie) Evans of Lino Lakes, and Dennis (Mary) Evans of Bloomington; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Laura Ann; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Mary Evans.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 3 from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America with the Rev. Scott Gustafson officiating. The organist was Arthur Fuchs, and the soloist was Brian Feltmann, who sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “ How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Feltmann, Steve VonBerge, James Mackenthun, Ross Schneider, Bob Biehler, and Warren Harms.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America handled the arrangements.

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