Wilbur J. Feltz, 84, of St. Henry, died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
He was born April 8, 1929, in Cassella, to the late Anna (Heinrichs) and Oscar Feltz. On April 18, 1953, he married Alice J. (Schmitt), and she died May 8, 2006.
He is survived by 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 Ft. Loramie, Pamela Feltz, of Coldwater, Christopher (Sandi) Feltz, of Wapakoneta, and Ted (Karla) Feltz, of Coldwater; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four 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.
He was also preceded in death by 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 a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a volunteer at Coldwater Community Hospital and Fort 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.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry. Burial will follow in St. Henry Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.
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