Vernon H. Feldt, 84, of Sheboygan, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at St. Nicholas Hospital. Vernon was born on September 7, 1931, in Cedar Lake, Manitowoc County, to the late Edwin and Mabel (Loos) Feldt. He attended Kiel High School and graduated from Sheboygan Vocational School as an automotive technician. Vern met the love of his life, Irene Kielsmeier, at a harvest square dance. They were married on March 7, 1953 at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Sheboygan. Vernon served his country in the United States Army, serving in Korea. He was a combat survivor of Pork Chop Hill and drove transport during the prisoner exchange. After returning home, Vernon worked as an auto technician and service manager at various dealerships throughout Sheboygan for 35 years. He retired from VPI in 1997. Vernon was an active member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, serving as congregational president and volunteered for church building and maintenance projects. He was always willing to lend a hand to the church, family, his neighbors and friends. Vernon enjoyed gardening, traveling, restoring cars, motorcycles and music. He was an avid reader and enjoyed taking trips to the library in his convertible with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, Irene, he is survived by his three children, Cheryl (Alan) Dodds, Sheboygan Falls, James (Teresa) Feldt, St. Paul, MN and Natalie (Mike) Kohlmann, Sheboygan; five grandchildren, Brooke (Thomas) Mathias, Keely (Stephen) Nelsen, Daniel Feldt, Shelby Kohlmann (fiancé Joshua Reichert) and Elsey Kohlmann; one brother, Darwin (Jody) Feldt; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Daniel.
A memorial service for Vern will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at Ebenezer United Church of Christ (3215 Saemann Avenue, Sheboygan) with the Rev. Dr. Roger Mealiff officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday, at the church, from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Ebenezer United Church of Christ.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff and hospice team of St. Nicholas Hospital and the caring staff at Terrace Place.