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Armond and Emogene Feauto

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Feauto, Armond F.
Feauto, Emogene

Emogene died on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at The Waterford at Roxbury Park Assisted Living and Retirement in Omaha having attained the age of eighty-six years, four months, and five days. Armond died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Omaha having attained the age of ninety years and ten months.
Emogene was preceded in death by an infant son, Loren; her parents; and her siblings, Bill, Hank, John, Fred, Chris, Ed, Nona, Anna, Alice, Helen, Lois, Jack and Ruth. She is survived by her husband of almost 66 years, Armond.
Armond was preceded in death by his wife of almost 66 years, Emogene; an infant son Loren; and three brothers, Leo, Richard, and Edward.
Emogene and Armond are survived by their children, LuJean Feauto of Omaha, Paul Feauto and his wife Connie of Papillion, NE, and Steve Feauto and his wife Nancy of Oakland, IA; three grandchildren; five step-granchildren; nineteen great grandchildren.
Armond is also survived by his brothers, Bernard Feauto and his wife Marilyn, Eugene Feauto and his wife Sue, Douglas Feauto and his wife Betsye, Earl Feauto and his wife Lonnie, and Robert Feauto and his wife Carol; his sister, Shirley and her husband Dick Matt; and a sister-in-law Bernadine Feauto; other relatives and friends.
Emogene Feauto, daughter of William and Emma (Kruger) Immens, was born on September 1, 1926 in Excelsior Township, Lake Park, IA. She was the youngest of fourteen children in the family. She graduated from high school in Harris, IA with the Class of 1945. Emogene was always proud that six of her seven brothers all served in the war at the same time. She was united in marriage to Armond Feauto on February 17, 1947 in Worthington, MN. The family moved to Oakland, IA in 1969 when Armond started working at American Beef Packers. The family also spent some time in Council Bluffs, but eventually, Emogene and Armond ended up in Omaha for medical reasons. Emogene enjoyed collecting bells, as well as anything with birds on it; she also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She had a great sense of humor, and although she never had a driver's license, she rarely missed church. She and Armond were life-long members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avoca and often volunteered to help with whatever they could. Emogene's children and grandchildren meant the world to her; she thought of them often, and always sent birthday or holiday cards early.
Armond Francis Feauto was born on March 12, 1922 in Westfield, Iowa to U. R. "Ray" and Marie (Knittle) Feauto. He was the oldest of ten children in the family. He attended Ridge Road Rural Elementary School and graduated from Liberty Township High School in Merrill, Iowa on May 22, 1940. He joined the United States Army on June 16, 1944 and served in the China-Burma-India Theater during WWII. He was honorably discharged on May 14, 1946. He met Emogene Immens at a dance in Sioux Valley, Iowa and on February 17, 1947 the two were united in marriage at a priest's house in Worthington, Minnesota. Armond farmed until 1958, when he and Emogene sold their farm and moved to Sioux City, Iowa. The family spent some time in Lake Park and Glenwood before eventually moving to Oakland, IA where Armond began working for American Beef Packers. He retired in 1984, when American Beef Packers closed, and he and Emogene managed the hotel in Avoca for the next few years. Armond enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and he took pride in working on his own vehicles and fixing anything he could. He enjoyed watching Notre Dame football and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an active volunteer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avoca, and he was also involved with the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Oakland American Legion and the local VFW and volunteered to help with many funerals and parades.
Rev. Tom Dooley officiated the 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial for Emogene and Armond on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avoca. Honorary pallbearers were: Ryan Feauto, John Smith, Brandon Brink, Don Larson, Tom King, and Terry Feauto. Inurnment was held at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca. Military rites for Armond were conducted by the Fred Funston American Legion Post No. 227 at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca. PAULEY JONES FUNERAL HOME
Avoca, IA (712) 343-2453


Published in Omaha World-Herald on Jan. 30, 2013
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