Franklin Leonard Feist, 67, died May 23 at his home in Great Bend, following a battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was born Nov. 4, 1945, at Great Bend, the son of Leon and Anna (Bieberle) Feist. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School and was a 1963 graduate of Claflin High School. He married Linda Jennings on Feb. 13, 1971, at Lebanon. A lifetime Barton County resident, he was an oilfield supply salesman working for Misco and Bovard, and was a 15-year employee of Sunrise Oilfield Supply.
Mr. Feist was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Oklahoma City during the Vietnam Conflict.
He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, American Petroleum Institute, KIOGA, and the board of directors of the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Jason Feist and his wife Stephanie of Rogers, Ark.; two daughters, Kimberly Brown of Hutchinson, and Angela Jensen and her husband Alan of Haslet, Texas; three sisters, Carol Hickel and husband Ken of Great Bend, Connie Wilcoxen and husband Walt of Gainesville, Texas, and Mary Sleppy and husband John of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Tom Feist and wife Marie of Great Bend, and Gene Feist and wife Doris of Claflin; eight grandchildren, Brittany Mazzoleni, Shelby Mazzoleni, Sierra Brown, Riley Brown, MaKenna Feist, Cole Feist, Macey Feist and Savannah Jensen, and a granddaughter expected in the next few days; two brothers-in-law, Gary Jennings and wife Terry of Stanfield, Ariz., and Larry Jennings and wife Susan of Paola; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Theresa Feist.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Don Bedore, officiant. Interment will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Ellinwood. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice or St. Rose Foundation to benefit the Heartland Cancer Center, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 24, 2013