Roger E. Feltenz
Age 68 of Golconda, Illinois, and formerly of Dwight, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
Born June 8, 1950 in Joliet, Illinois Roger Eugene was a son of Thomas and Beverly (Pantaleone) Feltenz. He was raised in South Wilmington, and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1968. After graduation, Roger became a member of the United States Marine Corps, and went on to honorably serve in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, Roger gained employment with Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet, from where he retired as an electrician. Roger enjoyed the outdoors, and will be remembered for his love of hunting.
Survivors include his children: Roger, Jr. (Kathy) Feltenz, Rachel Pampinella and Lea Mercer; grandchildren: Kyrie Feltenz, Allyson Feltenz, Brandon (Haley) Feltenz, RJ Carter, Nicholas Pampinella, Alexander Pampinella, Samantha Feltenz, Ryan Wesselhoff, Joel Wesselhoff, Payton Mercer, Emma Mercer and Hayden Mercer; great grandchildren: Caeden, Kaeli, Bryce, Ari and Timmy; his step-father, Joseph Sereno, and two sisters: Diana (Sam) Chidiac and Robin (Alan) Homerding, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas Feltenz and Beverly Sereno; brother, Tommy Dale Feltenz, Jr.; sister, JoDee Sereno and niece, Heather McQuisten.
Graveside services with military honors will be held in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Pallbearers will be: Nick Pampinella, Alex Pampinella, RJ Carter, Jim Ferguson, Ryan Wesselhoff and Joel Wesselhoff.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Roger’s memory to a Veteran’s organization or charity of the donor’s choosing.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Roger’s memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815-237-2526)