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John Feda Obituary


Feda, John James, Ed.D. Age 88, passed away peacefully Dec 28, 2013 at home in Marshall, MN. Born March 8, 1925 to John Leopold and Jennie (Brazzell) Feda in Miltona, MN. Grew up on a farm with 3 siblings. Graduated from Alexandria HS in 1942, served in Army Air Corps in WWII as B-17 navigator and in Army Transport Command, discharged (1946) as 1st Lieutenant. Graduated with a teaching degree in History and Mathematics from St. John's Univ (1950), MA (1954) and Ed.D. (1970) from the Univ of MN. Married the love of his life, Betty Mae Muyres, in Aug, 1950, raised a family of 6 children. Was teacher, principal and superintendent in MN communities - Minneota, Alexandria, Nicollet, Villard, Shakopee and Marshall. Served as State Comm of Ed under Gov Al Quie. Employed by Schwan's Sales, retired in 1989. Served 4 yrs as Marshall mayor. Active in VFW, Am Legion, KC's, Rotary, church. Enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling, reading, genealogy, bridge, dancing, travel. Will be remembered as a loving and kind gentleman devoted to his country, faith and family. Survivors: wife of 63 yrs, Betty Mae; children, Tom (Susan) Feda of Salt Lake City, Mary (Frank) Lambert of Woodbury, Beth (Steve) Ritter of Marshall, and John Feda, Jr of LaVista, NE; 1 brother, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, children, Jeannine Sjogren and James Feda, and 2 sisters. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Jan 2, 2014 at Church of Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Arr: www.rehkamp-hovrath.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
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Published online on December 31, 2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.

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