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Richard Lynn Felger

March 22, 1935 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 85)


Richard Lynn Felger, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 28, 2020, at Bright Star Senior Living. Following a 19 year battle with Parkinson's disease.

Born in Fort Wayne, on March 22, 1935, to the late Charles and Helen (Byerley) Felger. He spent his formative years in Allen County, graduating from Arcola High School in 1953. Following high school he served in the United States Army alongside his twin brother during the Korean Conflict Era.

Richard married Sharon (Lampe) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, on April 4, 1959.

He farmed the family farm with his two brothers his entire life and also drove a concrete truck for Erie Haven, retiring after 39 years of service.

Richard was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township, and was an active member of the evangelism team.

Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon Felger; his four children, Debra (Brian) Sobanski, Gary (Dawn) Felger, Dara Malone and Krista Hays; his brother, Norman P. Felger; his nine grandchildren, Allison and Abigail Sobanski; Hannah, Joshua, Luke and Samuel Felger; Clara, Eamon and Owen Hays.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Robert Felger.

The family will have a private graveside service next week. The burial will take place at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The family would like to thank Bright Star Senior Living and Heartland Hospice for their loving care.

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Private Interment

St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery
7801 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46815


St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp.
7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne IN 46818
Tel: 1-260-489-5031

Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014

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