Visitation5-8 PM Thursday, December 13 at O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson
Funeral Services10:30 AM Friday, December 14 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson
Donald Robert Feyereisen, age 80 of Woodville, formerly of Hudson and New Richmond, WI, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2012 in Woodville, Wisconsin. He was surrounded by his family and the wonderfully dedicated staff at Parkview Nursing Home.
Don was born on April 7, 1932 in Hudson, WI, the son of Albert and Mayree (Singleton) Feyereisen. He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1950. Don proudly served his country in the US Army, 82nd Airborne division, 503rd MP Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C from 1952 until 1953. He later went on to attend college at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating in 1960 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Science. After college, Don worked as an industrial arts teacher, cabinetmaker, union carpenter, architectural draftsman, and eventually owned the Feyereisen Home Remodel company in Bellevue, Washington. Don’s athletic passions included baseball, golf, and in his early years, boxing and handstand walking. He was a member of the 1953 U.S. Army All-Star Baseball Team and played four years of college baseball. Don’s imagination and ability to conceive new ideas was unrivaled. He took tremendous pleasure in woodworking, engineering, and exploring the world through spontaneous travel and consummate research. He also took a strong interest in his family genealogy. In his later years spent many hours researching and collecting stories about those that had gone before him. He had a love for the Pacific Northwest and shared many wonderful memories from his time living there with his family. Most important to Don was his family and friends. In his later years he especially cherished his time with his grandchildren. Don’s unconventional and refreshing view of the world will be greatly missed.
Don is survived by his children: Robert (Susi Strothman) Feyereisen of Minneapolis, Susan (David Peterson) Feyereisen of Minneapolis, Paul Feyereisen of St. Paul, Bradley Feyereisen of Oakdale and Nicholas (Leah) Feyereisen of Hammond, Wisconsin. Grandchildren: Tyler, Ethan, Erika, Brynna, Grace, Tanner, Parker, Cole, Archer and Simone. Former wife, Joanne Feyereisen of St. Paul. Siblings: William (Pauline) Feyereisen of Hudson, WI, Aileen (Jim) Oberaigner of Danbury, WI, Monica Feyereisen of Shoreview, MN and Edward (Roberta) Feyereisen of Phoenix, AZ. Special friend, Betty Monicken and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, December 13 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson and 1 hour prior to Mass at the church Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Friday, December 14 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with Fr. John Gerritts officiating. Private interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery of Hudson. Memorials are preferred to Parkview Home and Kid’s View Learning Center. Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home (715) 386-3725.