Albert Edmund Feliksa

FELIKSA, ALBERT EDMUND; 90, of St. Ignace died Saturday, August 31, 2013. He was born to the late Carl and Carolina Feliksa, March 16, 1923, in Pontiac, Michigan. Al served as a navigator in Air Sea Rescue for the Army Air Corps during World War II and was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart. His war story is memorialized in Tom Brokaw's, The Greatest Generation Speaks. After the war, Al studied at General Motors Institute and received a BS in Engineering. He married the late Margery M. Feliksa (nee Wright) in 1946, and they lived together in Drayton Plains, MI. before relocating to St. Ignace, MI in 1994. Al was an engineer for General Motors until he retired in 1986. Al was a man of service to the poor and to his community. He co-founded Gleaner's Community Food Bank in Detroit, served on the Boy Scouts of America's national board of the Catholic Committee for Scouting, and he served on the hospital board for St. Ignace. He was an active member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Waterford and St. Ignatius Catholic Church in St. Ignace, while he lived in those communities. Al is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Elvira Feliksa of Scottsdale, AZ; Kevin Feliksa and Ellen Wadsworth of Austin, TX; and Paul and Tracy Feliksa of Rochester Hills, MI. He also is survived by six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren, with another great grandchild expected in October; brother of Leonora (the late Jack) Habel; uncle of Mark (Deborah) Habel and John (Dottie) Habel. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Community Action Agency, 368 Reagan Street, St. Ignace, MI, 49781, (906) 643-8595. A Memorial Gathering for family and friends will be held in Rochester, MI on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ignace on October 19, 2013. Arrangements are not yet finalized. Arrangements in the care of the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Rochester. Online guestbook
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Published in The Oakland Press on Sept. 1, 2013