Obit: Felix, Verdelle  (1921 - 2010)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Felix, Hendrickson, Turnquist


----Source: The Loyal TRG  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 29 Dec 2010)


Felix, Verdelle  (13 JULY 1921-23 DEC 2010)


Verdelle G. Felix, 89, Loyal, died on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at her son’s home in Greenwood. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Rev. Curt Rohland officiated and burial followed in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bo Reed, Larry Cook, John Hagen, Dean Johnson, Dennis Larson and Randy Hendrickson. Honorary pallbearers were Our Savior quilting ladies, the ladies of Naomi Circle, and La Vern Nagel.


Verdelle Genevieve Turnquist was born on July 13, 1921, on the home farm, in Greenwood, to Adolph and Julia (nee Hendrickson) Turnquist. She attended Christopherson School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1939. She moved to Chicago in 1941, and lived with her sister, Helen. She got a job working for the Pullman Company and worked there until 1945. She married John "Jack" Felix on Dec. 19, 1945, in Chicago. They lived in Chicago until 1948, and then moved to Greenwood and farmed until 1962. The farm was sold and both she and her husband went back to work outside the home. She went to work at Marshfield Homes in 1964, until becoming employed at the Marshfield Clinic in 1966. She worked at the clinic, until retiring in 1987. After the death of her husband on July 29, 1990, she sold her home in Greenwood to her son, Doug, and moved to Loyal to live with her sister, Helen. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and its W.E.L.C.A., the Loyal American Legion Auxiliary, and made many quilts with the church ladies.


Survivors include three sons, Douglas (Priscilla) Felix, Greenwood, Bruce (Deb) Felix, Marshfield, and James (Mary Lou) Felix, Greenwood; one granddaughter, Nicole Felix; one step-grandson, Barry Mientke; two step great-grandchildren, Austin and Kaileigh Mientke; one nephew, Bill Tell; one niece, Paula Burgher; one great-nephew, Karl Tell; and one great-niece, Emmie Cubitt.


Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John "Jack" Felix; and three sisters, Ruth Bertz, Vera Tell and Helen Axelson.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.


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Cuddie Funeral home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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