Virgin Mary

Elaine J. (Marshik) Feichtinger

September 17, 1929 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Elaine J. Feichtinger, 92, of Willmar, died Wednesday, May 25th at her home.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Friday, June 3rd at Church of St. Mary with visitation from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, www.hafh.org . Her funeral will be livestreamed via https://www.ourlivingwater.org/feichtingerelainej.html .  

Elaine Joan Feichtinger was born September 17, 1929, to Herman and Dora (Boisvert) Marshik in Little Falls, MN.  She grew up on the family farm near Buckman.

Elaine attended a one room country school house for her elementary education and St. Francis Catholic High School in Little Falls, MN.  She graduated from St Cloud State Teachers College.  Her early years of teaching brought her back to the one room school houses of Morrison County.  In Later years, she was an elementary teacher for Spicer Public Schools and at Goldenrod Country School.

On May 31, 1954, Elaine was united in marriage to Robert E. Feichtinger at St. Michael Catholic Church in Buckman.  This union was blessed with six children who they raised in Willmar. Together, they passed on core values of family and faith to their children, and shared those values with their grandchildren and great grandchildren, who Elaine dearly loved.  Her family was her focus and they were always her first priority. 

Elaine kept a home that was always welcoming. She enjoyed cooking and baking while delighting in the preparation of a feast, that she would serve with love to her family and friends. She enjoyed knitting, embroidery, crocheting, gardening, and canning.  She was always ready to learn a new recipe or hobby.  Elaine was fortunate to enjoy travel throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Elaine has been a member of the Church of St. Mary for 68 years and was a founding member of the Daughters of Isabella.  She enjoyed volunteering for church and community functions and was always available to help wherever there was a need.

Elaine is survived by her five children: Janel (Gordon) Schmidt, Patrice Haglund, Dr. Dale (Sarah) Feichtinger, Robert J. (Alice) Feichtinger, Debra (Michael) Johnson, and son-in-law, Robert Tucker; 14 grandchildren: Heidi Schmidt, Kayla (Rich) Yaeger, Jesse Schmidt, Rachel (James) Eubanks, Brother Brandt Haglund, Ryanna Haglund, Dr. Paige Allison, Dr. Eric Feichtinger, Adam (Tessa) Feichtinger, Joel Feichtinger (Jodee Schaefer), Brooke (James) Gozdiff, Dr. Matthew (Emmylu) Johnson, Bryant (Katlyn) Johnson, Isabella Tucker; nine great grandchildren: Elaina Yaeger, Kaia Allison, Eliana Allison, Aurora Feichtinger, Adler Gozdiff, Blakely Johnson, Adelyn Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Jack Johnson.  Also surviving are her sister, Betty Jane Marciniak, and sisters-in-law: Margie Marshik, Mary Jane Marshik, Lucille Feichtinger, Doreen Eiynck; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Dora Marshik; her husband of 67 years, Robert; daughter, Mary Ellen Feichtinger-Tucker; great grandson, Levi Feichtinger; sister, Jeanette Janson; brothers: Donald Marshik, Alvin Marshik; sisters-in-law: Francis Fitzpatrick, Genevieve Feichtinger; brothers-in-law: Bernard Marciniak, Reinard Janson, Vernon Feichtinger, Berdell Feichtinger, Paul Eiynk and Don Fitzpatrick .

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of St. Mary (Willmar)
713 12th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Church of St. Mary (Willmar)
713 12th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Interment
Friday
June 3, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Willmar
1449 15th St SW
Willmar, MN 56201

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