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Vernice Eileen Feldhacker

May 1, 1922 - September 6, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Vernice Eileen Feldhacker

Vernice Eileen Feldhacker

Born: May 1, 1922
Died: September 6, 2018
Age: 96

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Vernice Eileen (De Weese) Feldhacker, was born on May 1, 1922 at her maternal grandparents’ farm homestead of William and Pauline Hauschulz (Howschulz) Plinske, in Franklin Township, south of Onawa, Monona County, IA. She was the second child of eight children, born to Charles Leon (Lon) De Weese and his wife, Elsie Lillian (Plinske) De Weese. As a young child she lived at Blencoe and Turin, Monona County, IA. She attended grade school at Luton, Woodbury County, IA and also, the LaCroix Lakeport #2 country school located in the southeast corner of Section 14 of Lakeport Township, just south of Salix, Woodbury County, IA. Vernice won the Declamatory contest in her school with a humorous speech that she memorized when she was ten years old. She won in the district and was sent to compete in the county and won second prize. In high school she was involved in cheerleading and graduated from Salix Consolidated High School at Salix, IA on May 23, 1940. After high school she worked as a housekeeper, cook and babysitter.

     Vernice met her future spouse, Raymond Peter Feldhacker at a dance at Onawa, IA. They were engaged and had dated over a year when they were married on June 8, 1942, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Onawa, IA by Rev. Bernard Greteman. In 1944, they moved to Spencer, IA where they continued to live the rest of their lives and were blessed with seven children. Her husband passed away on July 10, 1999 at their home in Spencer, after over 57 years of marriage. Vernice was a homemaker, she enjoyed going to LaDanza Club dances, golfing, and playing cards with her friends. At one time she worked at the Bee Hive and JC Penney. She enjoyed composing poetry, and has been known to “yodel” using her talent to entertain the residents at Northshire.

     Survivors include her six children and their spouses: Edward (Elaine) Feldhacker, Oakland, IA; Donald (Deanna) Feldhacker, Lawton, IA; Michael Feldhacker, St. Peter, MN; David (Carole) Feldhacker, John (Sally) Feldhacker, and Laura Feldhacker all of Spencer, IA. Eleven grandchildren: Kim (Bill) Dalke, Debra (Chad) Brown, Denise (David) Reis, DeAnne (Ken) Steffes, Matthew (Nancy) Brown, Chris (Allison) Feldhacker, Beth Feldhacker, Kelly (Chris) Dunham, Hunter Feldhacker, Micah Feldhacker, and Jeremiah Feldhacker.

     Nineteen great grandchildren: Chelon (Mike) Busch, Wade Dalke, Cory Hicks, Austin Alexander, Abby Alexander, Darin Specketer, Hali Brown, Zachary Reis, Allyson Reis, Brooke Reis, Ashley Reis, Lydia Reis, Danielle Steffes, Maxwell Steffes, Calista Steffes, Aaron Brown, Colin Brown, Samara Feldhacker, Mya Feldhacker and Ayla Feldhacker, and three great great step grandchildren, Allie Busch, Will Busch, and Makayla Busch.

     One brother, Gene De Weese, sisters-in-law, Donna Feldhacker, Laura Feldhacker, and Marian Feldhacker.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a stillborn son, William Joseph Feldhacker, on November 20, 1947; a daughter, Londa Marie Brown Long, on May 26, 1994; two granddaughters, Tamara Kay Feldhacker, on July 11, 1968 and Brandee Marie Feldhacker Alexander, on November 19, 2008; two brothers, Glennon De Weese and William (Bill) De Weese; four sisters: Marjorie Daniels, Doris De Weese, Elsie Hubert and Shirley Smith.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Rev. Curt Batschelet
Chris Feldhacker
Darin Speckter
Austin Alexander
Matt Brown
Matt Alexander
Max Steffes
Zach Reis
Chris Dunham
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Warner Chapel.
"I Can Only Imagine"
"How Great Thou Art"
10:30 A.M., Monday, September 10, 2018
North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:05 AM
“To Dave and Carol, my fellow classmates, I am so sorry for your loss. As we (our class of 1976) continue our journey to "maturity", we are facing the loss of our parents. I still have my Dad, and am grateful--- but know the loss of a mother. I hope for you, peace and knowledge that your mom is traveling to a better place. Take care to both of you! ”
- Kathy Kunath
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:26 PM
“To John and the entire Feldhacker Family, My deep and Sincere Sympathy to all of you on the Loss of your Mom, Vernice, grandmother and family member. I’ve known Vernice and Ray for many years, and now she is with Ray and God in Heaven. What a loving, caring beautiful lady Vernice was. I seen her several times when visiting at the nursing home, and I shall always remember her as a happy and smiling lady. Had I have known at the time, I would have been there. My prayers to you all. Jani (Jackson) Hamilton ”
- Jani Hamilton
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM
“My condolence to the family of my Aunt Vernice. She was a sister-in-law of my mother [Clara Feldhacker Schieffer]. I remember that she was a very beautiful person in body & spirit. In particular, I remember that she liked to tease me when she & Ray would visit my family at our farm about 5 miles east of Crofton, Ne. I would crawl under my folks bed to hide. May she rest in peace. Tony Schieffer.”
- Anthony [Tony] Schieffer
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:36 PM
“I enjoyed visiting with her at North-shire and she would always try and sing along with me on the old hymns and table prayer! Lovely lady! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Laura Carlentini
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“My condolences and best to the family ”
- Roger A. Hubert
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:35 PM
“She was a wonderful lady and wish I would have visited her more. Know that she is in heaven and no more pain.
- Carol J. Stoner
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:35 PM
“I got to know Vernice while I was employed at Staples as the Copy Center Specialist. Always enjoyed our conversations, she was a special lady. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family. RIP Vernice”
- Linda Versluis
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:10 AM
“I worked at the Wardrobe Etc. in Spencer many years and Vernice used to come down and see us quite regularly. Shared many stories with her over the years, and her with us. She even got in a picture or two. Had many good laughs also!! We always looked forward to her coming in and visiting us!!”
- Georgia Clark
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:10 AM
“I do remember Vernice being so happy and content with like and such a great person all together.. she is going to be missed by many of her family and friends. May she now Rest In Peace with the good Lord and her husband Raymond..”
- Diane Mullenberg
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:30 PM
“Prayers for all of the family. We always enjoyed her spitfire personality. Love you Aunt Vernice.”
- Kevin and Sheila McCoy
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:22 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time.. love Dale & Becky”
- Becky Woolery
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