Michael Joseph Feld
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Michael Joseph Feld, 79, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013. Michael was born to Dr. John W. and Esther (Crahan) Feld on August 12, 1934, in Oelwein, Iowa. Michael attended Sacred Heart School in Oelwein and graduated with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1956.
Michael pursued a career in politics and government in Iowa and Washington, D.C. In Iowa, he served as a special assistant to Governor Robert Ray. A Reagan Republican, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1974. In Washington, he served as Administrative Assistant to Rep. John Kyl (R-Iowa) and then Rep Bill Scherle (R-Iowa). He later served in various public affairs and legislative positions at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and the Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution.
Always proud of his association with the University of Notre Dame, Michael served on the Board of Notre Dame Club of Washington, D.C. In 1993, he was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
With his long time respect and love for the Constitution of the United States and the colonial period of American history, he retired to Williamsburg in 2001, where he enjoyed the many historic activities of the region.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Janice Wogan Feld; his brothers John B. Feld of Cedar Rapids, IA, Dr. James (Betty) Feld of West Des Moines, IA, and a sister Janet Feld of Sun City, AZ. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Agnes Feld.
Private Mass and burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the University of Notre Dame http://supporting.nd.edu/ways-to-give/ or the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187
Bucktrout Funeral Service of Williamsburg
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Published in Des Moines Register from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2013