Richard Feser

Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Feser, 84, will be held at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the St. Raphael Catholic Church with The Rev. Phil Schotzko officiating.  Interment will be in St. Raphael Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, and will continue at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to time of services.

Mr. Feser died on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Country Side Apartments in Sleepy Eye.

Richard Peter Alois Feser was born March 30, 1931, to Max and Elizabeth (Thiel) Feser in Glen Ullin, N.D. He graduated high school in 1949 and served in the National Guard. In 1951, Dick graduated from the North Dakota State School of Science Electrical Program. In 1952, he moved to Springfield and was the plant superintendent for the Western Telephone Company. Dick owned Feser Contracting, a multi-facet contracting business, from 1968-2012. He was instrumental in the building of the cable TV and cell phone tower in Springfield. On June 1, 1954, he was united in marriage to Gladys Schmitz. From 1964-2014, he served as the volunteer weather observer for the National Weather Service for which he received the Thomas Jefferson Award in 2007. Dick also was the local firearms instructor for over 50 years. He was a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, and St. Raphael Catholic Church for 50 years. Dick was an avid hunter, fisher, and trapper, he collected knives, guns, phones, arrowheads, stamps, and coins, and was a machining craftsman. His support of the community was unending he was generous with his time, talents, and treasures. 

He is survived by his spouse, Gladys; six children, 23 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren: Allan (Arlis) Feser and daughters Niki (Josh) Baklund and son Javan Olmscheid, and Sondra (Bryan) Moeller; Terese (Daniel) Hall and sons Jeremy (Kimberly) Hall and children Dylan, Mataya, and Makinley, Andrew Hall, Anthony Hall, and Michael (Angela) Hall and daughters Addyson and Makiah; Joyce (Steve) Maras and children Angela (Tim) Hoekman and children Isaiah, Annaliese, and Tobiah, Lindsay (Bill) Sunde and children Willem, Lily, Willard, and Layne, Krystal (Craig) Pederson and daughters Camille and Hazel, Kathryn (Jesse) Hohm and daughters Elaina, Alexandra, Audri, and Elizabeth; Jacob (Emily) Maras and son Ezra, and Alison (Kyle) Thyen and daughter Lucia; Duane (Deb) Feser and children Nicholas (Stacey) Feser and children Grace, Brennan, and Addison, Chelsie (Brandon) Lang and children Zacharia and Maliah, Brittany (John) Heinz, Danielle (Tyler Nelson) Feser, and Colby Feser; Mary (Dan) Tauer and children Marisa (Nathan) Sibernagel and daughter Sutton Olivia, Stephanie Tauer; Bryant (Sandy) Tauer, Elizabeth Tauer; Dan (Heidi) Feser and children Lucas and Alana Feser; brothers Rick (Alice), Clarence (Pat), Arden (Donna) Feser; and sister-in-law Phyllis Feser. 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Elizabeth Feser; daughter, Ann Marie (1964); brother, Adrian Feser; and sister, Marilyn (Lloyd) Lammer.

Sturm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

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