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In memory of

Nicholas "Nick" Feller, Sr.

of Quinn, South Dakota, died on Saturday, November 20, 1999 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 94

Nicholas William Feller, Sr., better known as "Nick" to his family and friends, was born November 17, 1905, at Harrold, South Dakota, the oldest of nine children born to Henry and Gertrude (Cowan) Feller.

He grew up on the Feller homestead, located about 35 miles northwest of Wall, South Dakota, and received his education in that community.

Nick was united in marriage to Elsie Bloom on November 19, 1932, at Rapid City, and to this union were born four sons and three daughters.

They made their home in the Quinn area where Nick ran a garage from 1933 to 1961, at which time he purchased his first gravel truck.  He continued to haul gravel until retiring in the fall of 1994.

Nick's wife, Elsie, preceded him in death on May 19, 1997.  He continued to reside in Quinn and Wall until health reasons forced him to moved into the Silverleaf Assisted Living Center in Philip in February of 1998.

Nick was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Wall.  He served on the Quinn Town Council and as Mayor of Quinn for over 50 years.  He was a member of the Quinn Fire Department and kept Quinn's water system working for 50 years or more.  He loved to hunt big game, play cards, and visit with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who all loved to listen to his stories.

Grateful for having shared his life are his two sons and their spouses, Nick, Jr. and Sandra Feller of Wall and Robert and Janet Feller of Rapid City; two daughters and their spouses, Linda and Darwin Hook of Wall and Marilyn and Dick Lytle of Grand Junction, Colorado; 16 grandchildren: Nick J. Feller, Jana Jones, Marli King, Rob Feller, JoDee Shearer, Jami Kitterman, Rocky Hook, Brennan Daly, Stacy Daly, Brady Daly, Angie Blanusa, Vikki Glines, Joe Feller, Jaylene Bendigo, Jim Lytle, and Joe Lytle; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art and Andrew Feller, both of California; one sister, Alice Bradford and her husband, Oliver, of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Elsie, of 64 years, he was preceded in death by two sons, James Lyle Feller and Michael Feller; a daughter, Kathleen Daly; his parents; three brothers, Frank, Morris, and Charles Feller; and two sisters, Mary Feller and Katherine Klein.

A memorial has been established.

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, November 24, 1999
10:00 a.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wall, South Dakota

Father Bob Baden
Assisted by Father Arnold Kari & Deacon Gene Heckathorne

Dorothy Shearer - Organist
Lucille Holsether - Vocalist

Jim Bloom - Lenora Ruland
Mark Bendigo - Leonard Glines

Active Pallbearers
Nick J. Feller - Jana Jones - Marli King
Rob Feller - JoDee Shearer - Jami Kitterman
Rocky Hook - Brennan Daly - Stacy Daly - Brady Daly
Angie Blanusa - Vikki Glines - Joe Feller
Jaylene Bendigo - Jim Lytle - Joe Lytle

Honorary Pallbearers
All relatives and friends in attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, November 24, 1999
10:00 a.m.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall