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Dale Feddersen

March 2, 1941 — April 26, 2021

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     Dale William Feddersen, age 80, of Sumner, NE passed away April 26, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. He passed in his home, surrounded by all five of his children and grandchildren.
     Dale was born March 2, 1941 at Lexington, NE to William and Anna (Knoop) Feddersen. His family lived east of Lexington on 13th Street until he was 4 then they moved to a farm close to Cozad. In 1948 they moved to the farm at Lomax between Oconto and Eddyville. He attended grade school at the Lomax District 65 country school through 8th grade. He attended high school at Oconto graduating in 1958.
     In 1955 Dale was baptized & became a member of the Oconto Methodist Church. He played baseball as a youngster and played football and basketball during high school. He joined his father in farming after graduation and took over the farm at age of 19 when his Dad retired. In 1963 at the age of 22 he was drafted into the army and was sent to Germany for 18 months. He came back to the farm after he was discharged in 1965. On June 16, 1968 he married Jean Kleeb. Dale’s parents then moved to Oconto & their married life began on the farm. Five kids were born to this union. Lanny, Lisa, Lori, Lana, & Lanette. He was always involved in the kids lives, attending all their activities including coaching softball for 20 years. In 1988 he had a farm sale and then started working for neighbors until 1995 when they moved to Miller for a short time. Then he worked for Wal-Mart. After a short time of living in the Merna area they moved to Sumner where they continued to live for 22 years.
     He retired in 2003 & did yard work for people in town. He had several health problems shortly after retirement but continued to be active in the community. Highlights of his day were having coffee at Tub’s Pub and playing cards with his friends. He loved sporting activities, animals, hunting, & fishing. After the grandchildren started playing sports, he was their number 1 fan. He followed their teams from Pleasanton, Tarkio, Missouri, as well as Sumner.
     Survivors include his wife, Jean of 52 years, children Lanny Feddersen of Sumner, Lisa (Mike) Fisher of Pleasanton, Lori (Ed) Nichols of Sumner, Lana (Tim) Schroeder of Sumner, and Lanette (Clint) Hogue of Tarkio, Missouri. Ten grandchildren Dalton & Bradi Nichols (Jacob Stieb), Meghan & Chelsea Fisher, Hunter, MiKayla, & Colt Schroeder, and Stormy & Rainy Nordhausen, & Linley Hogue. Step grandchildren Danny Vapenik & Dustin Nordhausen. Sisters Aileen (Chuck) Johnson, Darlene Smith, sister- in-laws, Arlene Shoemaker, Jeanette (Dave) Denson, Verlane Hock, Peg (Jim) Ziegler, Carol Hughes, brother-in-law Fred Kleeb & many nieces and nephew, cousins, and a host of friends.
     Preceded in death were his parents, sister Alice Vollenweider, brothers-in-law Kenny Vollenweider, Keith Smith, In-laws Bud and Faye Kleeb, and brother-in-law Mel Shoemaker.
     Funeral services will be Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the SEM High School Gymnasium in Sumner, NE with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Oconto Cemetery with Military Honors in Oconto, NE. Memorials are suggested to SEM Foundations or Amedisys Foundation. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, with family greeting 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at


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