Alton L. 'Bud' Felske

Apr 22, 1931 - Jun 14, 2014

Alton L. “Bud” Felske, 83, formerly of Castalia, passed away Saturday morning, June 14, 2014, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, following a brief illness. 

He was born April 22, 1931, in Castalia where he resided his entire life. For the past three years he has been a resident at Ohio Veterans Home. Bud was a 1949 graduate of Margaretta High School and had served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in 1994 after 36 years of service. 

Through the years he had served the Village of Castalia as a councilman and Margaretta Township as a volunteer fireman and a township trustee. Bud was proud of his village and township. He was an avid fan of Margaretta High School athletics. For the last few years he looked forward to going to SMCC football and basketball games. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Castalia.

Bud is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hasenmeier, of Huron; one son, Daniel (Julie) Felske, of Pickerington, Ohio; three grandchildren, Garrett and Jaclynne Felske and Carie Zimmerman-Ambos; one great-grandson, Trenton Zimmerman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Don Zenser; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce E. Felske, in 2011; his parents, Irving and Esther (Oyler) Felske; one brother, William “Bill” Felske; one sister, Verna Hartley; and a grandson, Trevor Zimmerman.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. On Wednesday, June 18, the body will be taken to Grace Lutheran Church, 203 S. Washington St., Castalia, to lie in repose from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11a.m. The Rev. Kathleen Suggitt will officiate. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the Margaretta Township Fire Department, 113 South Ave., Castalia, OH  44824. 

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As a lifetime resident of Castalia, Mr. Felske is very well known and will be definitely missed. RIP!!