Obituary: Rose Feldkamp

Rose Feldkamp

Rose Marie Feldkamp, 93, of Seneca, died on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2022, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. 

Rose was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Seneca, to Walter and Theresa Hays Becker. She attended Sts. Peter and Paul School and graduated on May 17, 1946. After graduation, she worked for Lanning and Drumm Law Office for five years as a secretary.

On Aug. 29, 1950, she married Lloyd Feldkamp at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. The couple lived south of Seneca until 1956, when they moved to Axtell, where they resided until 1995, at which time they returned Seneca.

Rose was a true farmer’s wife, working alongside her husband on the farm. She was the bookkeeper for St. Michael Catholic Church in Axtell for many years, while they were a member of the parish. While a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, she volunteered at funeral dinners for many years. Rose loved to do embroidery, crochet, sew and cook. She relished the time visiting with her family and grandchildren. Rose was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca and St. Ann’s Altar Sodality.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd on May 28, 2010; her son, Kevin on Feb. 27, 1986; great-grandchildren, Aiden Meinhardt on May 2, 2009, and Micah Lierz on Oct. 18, 2021; her son-in-law, Robert Stallbaumer on Aug. 21, 2018; and her brother, Walter Becker on March 24, 2011.

She is survived by her six daughters, Donna Stallbaumer of Seneca, Linda (Charles) Schreiner of Topeka, Terry (Glen) McNeil of Hays, Gayle (Robert) Meyer of Sabetha, Becky (Mark) Lierz of Seneca and Kathy (David) Anstaett of Tecumseh; four sons, Larry (Andrea) Feldkamp of Manhattan, Randy (Mary) Feldkamp of Fairbury, Neb., Fred (Maggie) Feldkamp of Axtell and Darin (Kim) Feldkamp of Topeka; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Rosaries were held at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The Mass of Christian Burial was at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, and was celebrated by Fr. Arul Carasala and con-celebrated by Fr. Reggie Saldanha and Fr. Jim Shaughnessy on Friday, April 1, 2022. The pall, that was placed on her casket, was draped by her children.

The lectors were Jordan Meyer and Spencer Feldkamp. The giftbearers were her granddaughters, Monica Cooley, Sara McGrail, Nicole Meinhardt-Facey, Jaclyn Griffin, Jessica Rebant, Amy McKee, Lisa Edelman, Avery Feldkamp, Ashton Wollenberg, Mariah Anstaett, Rachel Anstaett, Taylor Feldkamp, Kinsey Feldkamp and Erin Feldkamp.

Pallbearers were Martin Stallbaumer, Nathan McNeil, Nolan McNeil, Jordan Meyer, Troy Lierz, Kendall Feldkamp, Logan Feldkamp, Spencer Feldkamp, Andrew Feldkamp and Austin Feldkamp. The burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be given in Rose’s memory to the Nemaha County Meals on Wheels Program, and sent in care of the family.

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The Sabetha Herald 4/6/2022


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