Clara Feterl: Birth: ABT. 1923. Death: 16 JUN 2004
Note: Funeral Mass for Elsie M. Feterl was held August 30, 1997 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem, SD with Fr. Joseph Ripp as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Feterl, Mike Feterl, Fred Weber, Mark Weber, Bob Anderson, and Eben Noyes. Elsie M. Weber, daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmena (Feldhaus) Weber, was born November 22, 1900 on a farm near Salem, SD. Her mother died in 1907 and her father then married Mary Schoeberl. She grew up in the Salem area and on January 24, 1921 she married John N. Feterl in Salem. After their marriage they farmed near Wessington, SD until 1941 when they moved to a farm near Montrose, SD. In 1942 they moved to a farm near Salem and lived there until 1958 when they moved into Salem. While living in Salem Elsie worked with the Green Thumb Project at the Salem Public School hot lunch program. She also was a substitute volunteer at the St. Mary's School hot lunch program and was a volunteer at the Salem Senior Citizen's Kitchen for many years. She loved to quilt and helped put many quilts together for the senior citizens center fund raisers. She also made many quilts for her family and many she gave away. She also enjoyed embroidering. Her husband died in 1970. Elsie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Salem, of the Church Altar Society, of the National Catholic Society of Foresters, of the Christian Mothers, and of the Salem Senior Citizens. She died at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Salem, SD on August 28, 1997, having reached the age of 96 years, 9 months and 4 days. Survivors include: 7 children; Mrs. Don (Clara) Mitchell of Huron, SD; Leonard "Butch" Feterl of Lead, SD; Mrs. Ivo (Marie) Weber of Bridgewater, SD; Mrs. Randy (Louise) Anderson of Salem, SD; Bernard Feterl of Rapid City, SD; Jean Feterl of Howell , Michigan; and John Feterl of Charleston, Illinois; 31 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; two brothers; Bernard and Herman Weber, both of Salem, SD; and one sister, Frances Weber of Salem, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, her husband, one brother, Joe Weber, one sister, Sister Bernette, one infant brother, Bernard, one grandson, David Weber, one granddaughter, Judy Feterl, and three sons-in-law.
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