Harris W. Feldick
Oct. 9, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2008
Harris W. Feldick, 81, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6th, 2008, at a Casper hospital after battling congestive heart failure. A memorial service will be held at Central Baptist Church on Indian Hills Drive in Sioux City on Saturday Dec. 13 at 11 am. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center. Harris moved to Casper from Sioux City in Oct. 2008.
Harris was born on Oct. 9, 1927 in Buffalo Center, to Harm and Martha (Folkerts) Feldick. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1945, and soon after served a two-year enlistment in the U.S. Navy.
After military service, Harris attended college in Sioux Falls, S.D. and then returned to Buffalo Center to work as the Administrator of the local hospital. In 1956, Harris and then wife Lois moved to Osage, where he was employed as the Hospital Administrator. Harris, Lois and five children moved to Storm Lake, in 1968 when Harris was selected to be the Buena Vista County Hospital Administrator.
In 1980, Harris moved to Sioux City, where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross for Western Iowa and South Dakota until his retirement in 1990. Harris married Patricia E. Brown of Sioux City in 1991. The two were active members of Central Baptist Church and enjoyed travelling and visiting family during their retirement years until Pat's death in June 2006.
Harris was active in a number of organizations during his lifetime, including the Baptist Church, Iowa Hospital Association, Boy Scouts of America, Chambers of Commerce, and Jaycees. He was an avid outdoorsman from his early days as an Eagle Scout, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing. He learned to snow ski in his 50's, jumped out of an airplane on his 60th birthday, and rappelled down tall buildings and cliffs into his 60's.
Harris is survived by son Craig and his wife Cecilia of Sydney, Australia; son Steve and his wife Sandi and daughter Stephanie of Casper, Wyo.; daughter Kathy May and her husband Mark and daughters Abra and Bryce of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Nathan and his wife Carolina and son Chase of Roseville, Calif.; and sister Ruth Sorensen and her husband Leon of Westbrook, Minn.
Harris was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley, wife Patricia, and son Jeffrey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harris' name may be directed to Sioux City's Central Baptist Church's Youth Ministry or The Way of the Cross Ministries. Condolences may be sent to Harris' family, C/O Steve Feldick, 511 S Forest Dr, Casper, WY 82609.
Paul J. Cavanaugh
Paul J. Cavanaugh, age 82, of Storm Lake, died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at his home in Storm Lake.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be 3 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family will be present the entire time. There will be a Legion of Mary rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home.