Elmer Felt

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Elmer Le Roy Felt
Mar 9, 1930 - July 20, 2018
God took the Strength of a Mountain, The Comforting Arm of Night, The Power of the Eagles Flight.
Mr. Felt passed at his temporary residence in Flag Staff, AZ at the age of 88. He was born in Escalon, CA to parents: Peter Erick Felt & Hildaborg Marie (Nelson) Felt & lived most of his life in the Central Valley area. He was the youngest of 8. At a very young age he was severely burned by a home explosion which left a huge hole in his chest. The doctors told his mother there was nothing they could do, but she insisted they could not let him die, so upon her approval of a experimental procedure not yet used, they skin grafted from his legs to his chest leaving him scarred but alive. Later in life he said his scar is what made him tough. He had a core value system that defined who he was and that was: A Man was the Provider, Protector, Honest no Bitching & Moaning, Life isn't going to hand you things; Integrity & Hard Work will, your Hand Shake is your Word. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and upon coming home on a Honorable Discharge he started a career as a Union Plumber with Hansen's who year's later became Champion's in Modesto, CA. He was well known for his hard work ethic. Having a heart attack on one of his job sites the new (Memorial North Hospital) is what saved his life. One of his crew who later hearing about this was quoted saying: I didn't know ole' Elmer had a heart! Having to retire early wasn't easy for a man who's life was all about Hard Work, but he soon traveled taking root in: Idaho, Fort Bragg, Greely Hill, but always came back home until his health condition prevented his return from AZ. He was preceded in death by all 7 siblings, and his oldest son: Douglas Neal Felt, he leaves behind his children: Connie Lewis, Mike Felt (Debbie), Zelene Owen and step-son: Jeff Brandenburg (Rhonda), 5 grandchildren: Erik Felt, Brandon Felt, Dustin Felt, Stacy Felt, & Mike Felt, 6 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is greatly missed and always loved.

Published in the Modesto Bee on Aug. 9, 2018
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