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Frederick W. Feist

1927 - 2010

POSTED October 14, 2010 2:45 p.m.


ELLINWOOD — Frederick W. Feist, 83, died Oct 14 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in rural Claflin, the son of Anthony L. and Eva Christoph Feist. He married Katherine Kimpler on Nov. 11, 1952, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ellinwood. A lifetime Barton County resident, her was a retired welder and a partner in Rollins Bit Service, Ellinwood. He also was a driver for the senior citizens’ bus, Ellinwood.

Mr. Feist was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, all of Ellinwood. He served as a U.S. Army medic during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Kate, of the home; three sons, Peter Feist of Raymore, Mo., Greg (Sharon) Feist of Great Bend and Phillip (Donna) Feist of Gardner; four daughters, Joan (Douglas) Panning and Donna (Dan) Mason, all of Ellinwood, Karen (Wayne) Habiger of Bushton and Nancy (Craig) Schartz of Denver, Colo.; five brothers, Richard Feist of Claflin, Marvin Feist of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Martin Feist of Austin, Minn., Lawrence Feist of Denver and Sam Feist of Arkansas City; two sisters, Marilee Huslig of Ellinwood and Catherine Doll of Garden City; 14 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Linus and Junior Feist, and a sister, Elva Rose Feist.

Friends may call at Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. An altar society rosary will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at St. JOseph’s Church, Ellinwood, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, also at the church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Father Charles Mazouch officiant. Burial will be at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to the Ellinwood Emergency Medical Service, the St. Joseph School Living Legacy or to the church.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Kimple Funeral Home*

113 North Main

Ellinwood, KS 67526


Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 15, 2010


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