Delores Felder

delores felder
Delores Felder age 85, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, IA A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Alta Vista with Fathers Vincent and Steve Rosonke and Father Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a 6:30 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Online condolences for Delores's family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Delores Marie (Mishak) Felder was born March 5, 1932, the daughter of Walter and Cecilia Mishak. She grew up with her brother and two sisters on the family farm west of Alta Vista. She attended Saint William School in Alta Vista. Delores was united in marriage to Jerry Felder on September 21, 1950. Jerry and Delores had two children, Michael and Linda. Delores worked for several years at the Alta Vista post office. Delores also faithfully assisted with taking care of St. Bernard’s Church in Alta Vista until recently. Delores was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and Rosary Society and the New Hampton girls birthday club. In her free time she enjoyed having a large garden and canning. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. After Jerry passed away in 2000, Delores was fortunate to have a relationship with her special friend, Bob Johann. The two of them enjoyed traveling together and wintering in Texas and Florida for several years. She will be remembered by her family for always making sure they had food or a beer in hand when they visited. Delores is survived by her son Mike (Kate) Felder of Alta Vista, daughter Linda (Jeff) Larson of North Richland Hills, TX, grandchildren Erika (Paul) Troyna of Colwell, Toni Jo (Brad) Schwickerath of New Hampton, and Annie Felder of Cedar Rapids; great grand-children Jake, Cora and Jamie Jo, brother Gerald (Marilee) Mishak and sister Jean Hilsman all of New Hampton. She is also survived by her special friend, Bob Johann of Alta Vista. Delores is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Cecilia, her husband Jerry, great-grandson Anthony Schwickerath and her sister Marilyn Elenz.

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  1. Delores will b missed by our family very much. I will miss her hard old candy lol, coffee nd cookies. I will miss the most is time i was able to clean nd spend time with her. RIP Delores we love you nd niw you are back with Jerry. Love ya girl

  2. felder family
    your mom and dad have always been close to my mom znd dzd neibors for soo mzny years
    i would stop over have a beer when ever our family would get together she was fmily to me
    i will never forget her i will think of as she did everyone
    brenda cerwinske vestal

  3. To the Felder family we are so sorry to hear the passing of a sweet lady. Delores was a very special neighbor she always loved to visit when we were outside or come over when we had a bonfire. She would always call us “You Kids”. We will miss that sweet Angel.

  4. I always looked forward to Delores picking up the mail. She was always full of spunk and such kind words.
    And yes hard candy. I will truly miss her. Rest in peace lovely lady. Donna Jones

  5. May the memories of your loved one fill your thoughts today. Thinking of you and praying for all her family. David and Jeanne Roder

  6. Mike, Linda and family
    We enjoyed whenever we saw your Mom, always a smile on her face and we usually shared a laugh or two with her, she was young at heart! Sending our sympathy–
    Joanne and Jerry Heying

  7. My deepest sympathy to Delores’ loved ones. She was a kind friend to many; she always had a beautiful smile on her face and a love for Life in her heart. She & Bob enjoyed travels with Mercy’s Silver Advantage club many years ago ~ what a blessing to have known them both!💕

  8. My deepest sympathy to the Felder family on the loss of Delores. She will be missed and your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jerry Zipse

  9. Mike, Linda and family – Dee and Bob (my dad) had so many good times with us when visiting KC on the way to and back from Texas. When we came to visit AV, we always looked forward to visiting at Grandma Dee’s house. She always had cookies and we had lots of laughs. She often told us stories about her much loved grandkids. She will be missed. Sending our love and sympathy. Karen, Scott and Juliana Maupin

  10. Mike, Linda, and families,
    You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. The last time we saw her was when Joe’s Mom passed last year. They were friends for so many years.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

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