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Arthur Feldmann


Arthur J. Feldmann, 95, of Hopkinton, Iowa, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Art may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton, Iowa, where a KC Rosary will be held at 1:30 p.m. The Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa,
is in charge of arrangements. Friends also may call after 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Church until services.
Services for Art will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton, Iowa, with the Rev. Paul Baldwin presiding. Concelebrating will be Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch and the Rev. John Kremer. Burial will be held in the Hopkinton Cemetery with full military honors afforded by Hopkinton American Legion Post 311.
Art was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Hopkinton, Iowa, son of William and Agnes (Uhlenkamp) Feldmann. He received his education in the Hopkinton area country schools. On Nov. 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Laurabelle Wilgenbusch at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Farley, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2018.
The couple farmed in the rural Hopkinton area. He also was employed at the Edgewood and Monticello sale barns.
He was a World War II Army veteran, during which time he enjoyed serving in Italy. He was a member of the Hopkinton-Delhi Knights of Columbus-Court 12965, a member of Cascade American Legion post 311, a member of the Worthington Catholic Order of Foresters-Court 0607, a member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau and a member of St. Luke Parish in Hopkinton.
He is survived by his children, Bill Feldmann (special friend Nan Strandberg) of Anamosa, Ken (Carla) Feldmann of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Jane (David) Goldsmith of Earlville, Mike (Rosemary) Feldmann of Hopkinton, Steve (Jane) Feldmann of Cedar Rapids, Kathy (Dick) Offerman of Earlville, Karen (Joe) Nefzger of Dyersville, Barb (Ron) Weber of Farley and Patricia (Doug) Steger of Delhi; 44 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Rita Feldmann of Edgewood; and a brother-in-law, Robert Kirpes of Dubuque.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jarad Weber, William Feldmann Jr. and Louis Weber on Dec. 29, 2018; one great-grandchild, Jackson Berlin; brothers and sisters and in-laws, Clarence Feldmann, Ed (Irene) Feldmann, Henry (Henrietta) Feldmann, Cletus Feldmann, Laura Feldmann, Mary Ann Feldmann and Delores (Bob) Link; brothers-in-law, Frank, Thomas, John and Herman Wilgenbusch; and nine sisters-in-law, Mabel Guthrie, Viola Trumm, Myrtle Krogmann, Gladys Kirby, Ethel Kenny, Rose Britt, Mary Lauersdorf, Elsie Ries and their spouses, and Alice Kirpes.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.
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