Clifford Henry Feller, 98, of Waterloo, Iowa died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Northcrest Specialty Care, Waterloo, Iowa. Clifford was born May 10, 1919 to Henry and Matilda (Bunting) Feller in rural Elgin, Iowa. He graduated from West Union High School in 1937.
Clifford joined the United States Navy in October 1940 shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the Navy he was trained as an electrician. He was discharged In November of 1946. Returning to Iowa, he worked at Rath Packing for a year and then was employed by Chamberlain Manufacturing in Waterloo for thirty-four years until his retirement.
Cliff was an accomplished card player and regularly played pinochle, euchre, and 500 with friends and family. He also enjoyed the black jack table at local casinos and traveled to Las Vegas and Branson Missouri from time-to-time. Fishing was another favorite pastime for Cliff. He enjoyed the small trout streams of northeast Iowa and walleye fishing on the Mississippi. In earlier years he often traveled to Canada with his brothers and nephews to fish.
Cliff was steadfast in his devotion to family. Throughout his mother and sister Glady’s lives, Cliff traveled to Elgin several times a month to look after their house and the yard. In his retirement he enjoyed having free time to visit his brothers and sisters more frequently. In all his years he never missed holiday and family events.
Clifford is survived by eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Matilda Feller; and six siblings, Gladys Feller, Harry Feller, Forest (Bill) Feller, Ethel Maneely, Iola Stannard and Lois Smith.
There will be a private family service.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.