Monday, August 12th, 2013
Wilbur J. Feltz, 84, St. Henry, died Aug. 9, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born April 8, 1929, in Cassella to Oscar and Anna Heinrichs Feltz. On April 18, 1953, he married Alice J. Schmitt, who died May 8, 2006.
Surviving are eight children, Lawrence (Paula) Feltz of Marion, Iowa, Ronald (Karen) Feltz of Celina, Glenn (Vi) Feltz of Tipp City, Douglas Feltz of St. Henry, Sue (Jim) Zumberger of Fort Loramie, Pamela Feltz of Coldwater, Christopher (Sandi) Feltz of Wapakoneta and Ted (Karla) Feltz of Coldwater; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Donald Feltz of Coldwater, Virginia (Earl) Schlater of North Star, Anthony (Betty) Feltz of St. Henry and Barbara (Ken) Wenning of McCartyville; in-laws, Kathy Feltz of Coldwater, Dorothy Schmitt of St. Henry, Roseann and Ed Bulcher of Rossburg and Paul Keller of Sharpsburg.
Deceased are a brother, Harold Feltz, and in-laws, Fuzzy Boeckman, Alice Feltz, Ralph Schmitt and Berdella Keller.
He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a volunteer at Coldwater Community Hospital and Ft. Loramie Schools. He founded the homebound ministry at St. Henry Church, which continues today. He retired from Reynolds and Reynolds in Celina. He will be remembered for his community support, being a good neighbor, a tireless little league coach, baseball field groundskeeper, his prayer ministry, his hearty laugh, his good-natured temperament and forgiving nature. But mostly he will be lovingly remembered for his devotion to his wife and family and how he managed his entire life around them and for creating a faith-driven lifestyle.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.