In Memory of Ross L. Feddersen
Died: November 22, 2019
Ross L. Feddersen, age 66, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Saclido will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Ross Lee Feddersen, age 66 of Ida Grove, Iowa, was born July 17, 1953, to Robert and Pauline (Teghtmeyer) Feddersen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Ross received his education at Ida Grove High School graduating with the class of 1971. He was involved in FFA where he served as an officer and was a member of the livestock judging team. He received the Star Farmer Award as a senior in high school where he represented Northwest Iowa at the National FFA Convention. Ross bought his first tractor, a John Deere 4430, in 1972 and bought his first farm in 1974.
On October 28, 1977, Ross married the love of this life Gloria Bugge. The couple had five children: Loren, Troy, Lisa, Tara and Travis. The family made their home on the farm near Ida Grove raising cattle, corn and beans. Ross loved raising and feeding cattle, especially his cow/calf herd. He got his children involved in 4-H showing cattle and sheep. He enjoyed spending time with family, watching his children and grandchildren play sports, watching Iowa Hawkeye athletics, golfing and being on the farm.
Ross was a big-hearted man always willing to help someone. He was a family man and an extremely hard worker. Besides farming, Ross drove truck for Hewitt Trucking, was an Ida County Weed Commissioner, worked at Denison Livestock Auction and Greenwald Construction. He retired in July of 2019.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Gloria Feddersen of Ida Grove, IA; children Loren Hare (Kelley Lorenzen) of Ida Grove, IA, Troy (Lynn) Hare of Ida Grove, IA, Lisa (Jeff) Johnson of Cushing, IA, Tara (Luke) Pigott of Bondurant, IA and Travis (Emily) Feddersen of Polk City, IA; 13 grandchildren: Nathan Hare (Jalee Evertts), Holly Hare (Justin Larson), Marissa (Colton) Skirvin, Mandi Hare (Dalton Ver Beek), Bailey Hare (Brett Greenwood), Kade Hare, Erin and Eric Johnson, Nyah, Jaden and Rafe Pigott, Stella and Everett Feddersen; 4 great-grandchildren: Noah Hare, Natalie Hare, Sutton and Jaxon Skirvin; brother Reed Feddersen of Carroll, IA; sisters Teresa Feddersen (Bob Peaveler) of Ida Grove, IA and Renea (Ron) Schoenfelder of Dimock, SD; sisters-in-law Nancy Feddersen of Storm Lake, IA and Nancy (Jim) TenCate of Harrisburg, SD; numerous aunts, uncles and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Pauline Feddersen; in-laws Everett and Vera Mae Bugge; and brother Roger Feddersen.
10:30 a.m., Monday
November 25, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Pastor Richard A. Salcido
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
"Lift High The Cross"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"I Can Only Imagine"
Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa
Gloria, I sending you my prays and kipping you in them. 💜”
I am deeply saddened to hear of Ross's passing. Don Knop introduced me to Ross many years back and we have been friends every since. He always had a smile and a cheerful word. I would see him at the Farmers Cafe at the Denison Livestock, a job he enjoyed. He always made time to visit briefly.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Again my deepest sympathies to the entire family. ”
Please know that we are lifting your family in prayer. ”