Obit: Feit, Edward J. #3 (1894 - 1959)

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Surnames: Feit, Domer, Koch, Olson, Entzminger, Pinion, Will, Schultz, Jordan, Tennis, Umhoefer, Loughead, Pacourek, Strebe, Dotezal, Wissink, Mittermiller, Gonyon, Larson, Mueller, Paape, Tesmer, Emling, Western

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/12/1959

Feit, Edward J. (15 June 1894 - 7 Mar. 1959)

Edward J. Feit, age 64, a village trustee long active in community and veterans’ affairs, was found dead in his home in Unity Saturday morning after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Discovery of the body was made by Ted Domer who went to the Feit home after being contacted from Abbotsford by Mrs. Feit who was unable to reach her husband by telephone. Mrs. Feit was in Abbotsford assisting in the care of a sister who is seriously ill. Dr. J. W. Koch of Colby was called who pronounced death due to a heart attack believed to have been suffered that morning at about 7:00 o’clock.

Mr. Feit was born in Milladore on June 15, 1894. He received his education at Milladore and attended a business college at Wausau. Since 1920, he served as Soo Line stationmaster at Unity except for assignments at Marshfield and Port Edwards. He was married at Colby on October 27, 1920, to the former Edith Olson who survives him.

Other survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Jean) Entzminger of Stevens Point; three grand children; one brother, William Feit of Moose Lake, Minn. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Feit was well known in Unity and Colby for his fine Christian character, and, being of a friendly and pleasant disposition, had many friends who were sorry to hear of his sudden death. He was an active member of the Otto H. Kops Post 358, American Legion, was presently a member of the village board and participated in practically all community activities. He served as local chairman of the American Red Cross on several annual roll calls.

Mr. Feit was abroad as an army transport crossing the English Channel when the armistice ending hostilities in World War I was signed. He later served in the Army of Occupation in Europe.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/19/1959

Funeral services for Edward J. Feit were held Wednesday morning in St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby, Wis., Rev. J. B. Pinion officiating, and internment was made in Hillside cemetery, Marshfield. Pall bearers were Tony Will, Orville Schultz, Frank Jordan, Bernard Tennis, Paul Umhoefer and Fred Loughead.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Entzminger of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. William Feit and Mary Sue Feit of Moose Lake, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feit and Mrs. Henry Feit of Milladore, Kenneth Feit, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pacourek, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Strebe, Viola Dotezal, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wissink, Mrs. Julie Mittermiller, Mrs. Henry Gonyan, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mueller, all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Paape and Mrs. Lawrence Entzminger of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tesmer of Neillsville, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Tesmer of Granton, Charles Emling of Lake Forest, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Emling and children of Loyal, Mrs. Mendus Western of Troy Center.



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