Walter George Fedder
Walter “Wally” George Fedder, age 85 born August 30,1931 in Collinsville, IL, entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.
Walter retired from Olin Corporation after 38 years. He was in charge of Solar Operation, Fabricating Manager and Plant Manager of their Cuba, MO Brass Fabricating Plant. He was well respected by those who worked with him at Olin because of his fairness and respect shown to them.
Wally was a United States Army veteran serving as a Cryptographer in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Collinsville and enjoyed being a High School Sunday School teacher, camp counselor, Deacon and choir member. In the community he served on the Unit 10 School Board, Trustee Board of Anderson Hospital and Bank Board of People’s Bank Cuba, MO.
Wally was a strong Christian who lived his life well, a gentle spirit with a firm faith, steadfast, kind and always a gentleman. He was faithful to his family and to his Lord. His desire was for his children to have a passion for God and he wanted to leave a spiritual legacy rather than a diversified portfolio. Wally accepted Jesus as his Savior and lived for Him throughout his life, so the confusion and blur of Alzheimers’s did not take away his inner peace. Even with AD his character shown through.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Charles and Helen Marie nee Ostemeier Fedder; and a sister Eileen Heinks.
He is survived by his wife Mary Louise nee Bott Fedder, whom he married on March 6, 1954; three sons: Mark (Mary) Fedder of Collinsville, IL, David (Judy) Fedder of Pinehurst, NC and Paul Fedder of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Amy Fedder of St Louis, MO; 5 grandchildren: Ryan, Emily, Kate, Tory and Matthew; a brother, Elmer (Merrilyn) Fedder of Winchester, IL, a sister –in-law, Vernoy nee Bott Reynolds, nephews, nieces, and many friends.
Visitation will be 9am to 12 noon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 723 St Louis Rd, Collinsville, IL
Funeral service will be at 12 noon at the church with Rev. Gregg Pratt officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist church, Alzheimer’s Association or Eden Village Care Center and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home.
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