Walter "Junior" Fedeler

Walter W. Fedeler, Jr., 82, of Sumner, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Unity Point/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Curt Schneider officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April11th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. 

Walter William, Jr., son of Walter, Sr. and Gertrude (Zieske) Fedeler was born November 6, 1934, at the Zieske Family Farm, rural Fredericksburg. He was baptized at home and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Junior received his education in the Sumner Schools. He worked for Sumner Pack, Chicago Great Western Railroad for eighteen years before working for Kirchmann Plumbing and Heating in Sumner. On April 17, 1982, he was united in marriage with Becky Gruenberg at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner.  Junior owned and operated Fedeler’s Plumbing and Heating in Sumner since 1984, and did so up until September of 2016, when his health no longer permitted. He was a life long member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner where he served on the church council. Junior enjoyed collecting railroad memorabilia, yard work, gardening, but most especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Becky of Sumner; Junior is survived by a daughter, Melissa (Ted) Bulman of Frederika; three grandchildren, Carter, Mason, and Isabelle Bulman of Frederika; and several cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, Walter, Sr. on March 28, 1955, mother, Gertrude Platte on September 15, 2008; two step-fathers, Glen Lentz and Erwin Platte; father-in-law, Robert Gruenberg on October 17, 1982; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Dianne Scott Strickler on April 22, 2017 at 3:49 PM said:

Becky and Melissa,

I just learned of Junior's passing. My sympathies to you all.
Sue (Frisch) Fellenzer on April 14, 2017 at 5:33 PM said:

Dear Becky and Family: Am so sorry to read of your loss. It's hard to lose someone you love--- please know I am thinking of you.
Sue Fellenzer
Bella Vista, Arkansas
Terri Amos on April 11, 2017 at 9:25 PM said:

Becky and Melissa so sorry for your loss. Junior was a kind man. Sending prayers
Roger and Arlene Prickett on April 11, 2017 at 8:18 PM said:

Oh our biggest sympathies, thought visitation would be Wednesday night, sorry we didn't know about Tuesday night.
We'll have to stop and see you all.
Bryan and Kelly Schaufenbuel on April 11, 2017 at 4:28 PM said:

You have our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
Delmar and Carol Mutschler on April 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM said:

You have our Deepest Sympathy. Junior always had a smile for everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Tom manson on April 11, 2017 at 6:37 AM said:

Becky and melissa. You have my sympathy and my prayers are with you. It's always tough to lose someone you love. I will always remember working with jr. At the B and B.5q
Mark Schloemer on April 10, 2017 at 4:54 PM said:

Sorry for your loss.

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