Zetta Feder, 93, longtime resident of The Academy in Boulder, passed away on March 7, 2021 in Boulder with her son, Rob, at her side. Born April 5, 1927 in St. Paul, she received degrees from the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota. Zetta was an active leader of the Twin Cities Jewish Community. She was instrumental in forming State of Minnesota policy for out-of-home care for adults and children, and co-wrote Minnesota's first Fair Housing Bill. Zetta was a champion for civil rights - a member of Minnesota's delegation to the 1963 March on Washington - and a fierce political progressive. She was an avid skier, a patron of music, an outdoorswoman, and a competitive bridge Life Master. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; their son, Scott; and sister, Beverly Smerling. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Stu Henry, Minneapolis; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Andrea Feder, Boulder; grandchildren, Rachel Feder and husband Moshe Kornfeld, Jed Feder, Jake and David Henry; two great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Ellie Fisher; nieces and nephews, Jill Kushner, Tom Smerling, Jon Fisher, Laurie Tarkoff, David and Judy Federbush, and their families; and other relatives and dear friends. Zetta will be remembered for her generosity, exceptional strength, and enthusiasm for all she did. Zoom funeral 9:30 am MT on THURSDAY, March 11th. Donations in Zetta's memory can be made to Save the Children or charities of personal choice. Zoom SHIVA 6:00pm MT on Thursday. Email email@example.com for link to services.
Published in The Daily Camera on Mar. 11, 2021.