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Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National
Springfield, MO 65803
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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National
Springfield, MO 65803
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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
11:30 AM
Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National
Springfield, MO 65803
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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery
Springfield , MO
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Fred M. Felkner

Springfield - (November 8, 1932 - February 9, 2019)

Fred M. Felkner, age 86, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his home in Springfield, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 AM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Maranatha Chapel in Springfield, MO. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM after the visitation. A military salute and interment will be held at the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield at 1:00 pm.

Fred M. Felkner was born November 8, 1932 in Dove, MO, the son of Leslie L. Felkner and Goldie (Watson) Felkner. He attended Central High School in Springfield, MO and graduated in 1950. He was married to Carolyn Sue Martin on June 14, 1952 until his death. They were married for 66 years. They had three children, one son and two daughters; Pamela, David and Becky.

Fred began an apprenticeship on the Frisco Railroad after high school. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and was shipped to Pusan, Korea as a diesel mechanic for the 765th TROB. In later life, he would meet with his former Army buddies every summer in Branson, MO for an annual reunion. Fred moved to Kansas City to work for AirPlayCo as a machinist and later went to work at Bendix as a machinist. In 1965, he moved his family to Clinton, MO to work for KCPL Montrose Power Station as a mechanic. He was promoted to machinist and eventually became a mechanical supervisor before his retirement from the plant in 1994.

Aside from working, Fred loved to fish and went deer hunting every year. He enjoyed horseback riding, trail rides with his neighbors, camping in his RV, and fishing with his family. He owned a small 40-acre farm in Clinton, MO and upon retirement, a small farm in Springfield, MO. Fred was an active member of the Assembly of God church. He served as a deacon of the Fair Grove Assembly of God Church and enjoyed being a Royal Ranger commander. He also volunteered as a 4-H project leader for horsemanship and small engines. Fred was also a member of the VFW 3404.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue (Martin) Felkner, his children, Pamela Robbins (Robert), David Felkner (Cindy), and Becky McAtee (Darin), 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two siblings; Lorene
Published in the News-Leader from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2019
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