In Memory of Ross L. Feddersen

Ross L. Feddersen
Ross L. Feddersen
Born: July 17, 1953
Died: November 22, 2019
Age: 66
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Ross L. Feddersen
July 17, 1953 - November 22, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

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.       

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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


Nathan Hare
Eric Johnson
Kade Hare
Jaden Pigott
Brock Boyle
Harry Riessen
Tom Stewart
JR Pauley

Honorary Pallbearers:
Everett Feddersen
Stella Feddersen
Rafe Pigott
Nyah Pigott
Erin Johnson
Bailey Hare
Mandi Hare
Marissa Skirvin
Holly Hare


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


Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“Dear Gloria, Teresa, Renea & families - I was stunned to read of Ross's passing, as I was looking forward to seeing him during our IGHS 1971 class celebration next year. I was also unaware of Roger's passing - and surprised to read the names of Gunther and Gloria Preuss in his memorial. Gunther and Gloria welcomed me when I first moved to CO in 1973. Ross was a hoot; we had so much in high school. When I think of Ross, I think of his ever-ready smile. And I never remember him being unkind when we were youths. Not many people had that legacy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn Albers”
- Lynn Albers
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:11 PM
“Gloria, I was listening to the 60s music and thought of you. Very sorry to hear of your loss! Please accept my condolences for you and your family! ”
- DonReiff
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 9:27 AM
“I am very sorry to hear about Ross our condolences”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhill
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:47 AM
“So sorry to hear about Ross ”
- Corky Blackmore
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“So sorry to hear about Ross. He was such a good person. Always had a good conversation with him when I saw him.
Gloria, I sending you my prays and kipping you in them. 💜”
- Betty Dahl
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“Gloria & Family:
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.
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Every time we would run into him somewhere and he and Mike would visit a bit and afterward Mike always said I sure like that Ross, he’s the nicest guy!
Again my deepest sympathies to the entire family. ”
- Michelle Porter
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“You were such a caring person. As a fellow classmate you will be missed. My sympathy to the family. ”
- LaVonne Hillmann Buria
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM
“Gloria and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ross was a great guy and I have so many good memories from my years in Ida Grove. Prayers for you all. ”
- Corinne Mcallister
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:16 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Ross was always smiling and a nice guy to share conversation with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and know that he was one in a million”
- Roger Harrell
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:16 AM
“We were truly blessed by our friendship with Ross. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts. ❤️
Please know that we are lifting your family in prayer. ”
- Dan & Judy Burgus
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:03 PM
“We are saddened to hear that Ross has passed away. Ross always had a smile on his face and we had some good laughs with him over the years. Gloria, you and your family are in our prayers. Blessings to all of you!”
- Marc and Marsha Kjar
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