Leona M. Feldmann, age 94, of Carlyle, passed away Wednesday, August 6 at her residence. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 94 year old Leona M. Feldmann will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9 at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church or Ancilla Domini Convent.
Mrs. Feldmann was born on March 20, 1920, in Carlyle, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rolfers) Kunkel. She married Mark L. Feldmann at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle on May 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 15, 2010.
Leona is survived by her children – Dr. Marilyn Feldmann of Cullowhee, North Carolina, Dr. Ron Feldmann and wife Roseann of Sycamore, Illinois, Joyce Conner and husband Mike of Centralia, Illinois, Jan Radcliff and husband Cary of Belleville, Illinois and Dan Feldmann and wife Kim of Carlyle, Illinois; her grandchildren – Dr. Tim Feldmann and wife Dr. Monica Young of Long Beach, California, Chrissie Feldmann of Memphis, Tennessee, Matt Feldmann of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Amanda Feldmann of Carlyle, Kacie Nordquist of Clearwater, Florida and Krystal Stephens of Tampa, Florida; a sister – Sr. Alice Kunkel, P.H.J.C. of Donaldson, Indiana; and a sister-in-law – Pat Kuczka and husband Gus of Atlanta, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents – John and Elizabeth Kunkel; her husband – Mark L. Feldmann; her siblings – Aloys Kunkel and wife Betty, Ed Kunkel and wife Josephine, Helen Kunkel, and Sr. Johnel Kunkel, P.H.J.C.; her mother-and-father-in-law – John and Rose Feldmann; and her in-laws – Maurice Feldmann and wife Margaret, Mary Brueggemann and husband Arnold, Ralph Feldmann and wife Evelyn, Dorothy Radosh and husband Bill, Bernice Feldmann, Rev. Jerome Feldmann, and John Feldmann and wife Virginia.
Mrs. Feldmann was a member of St. Mary’s Church and St. Ann Altar Sodality. She worked at Moran Shoe Company, and retired from Zieren Furniture Company. Leona enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, playing pinochle, baking, cooking, and canning. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.