Lila Mavis (Griepentrog) Feldman died on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at
Cottagewood in Rochester, MN, at the age of 95.
Mom was born March 11, 1921, in White, South Dakota, to August and Minnie
(Pettner) Griepentrog.  She was the youngest of 6 children.  On April 17, 1921, she
was baptized at her parents' home in White, SD.  In high school Mom participated in
band, chorus, sang solos, and accompanied both vocal and instrumental soloists
on the piano.  In 1939 she graduated from White High School as co-valedictorian; it
was during high school that she met and started dating Dad.  After high school
Mom attended South Dakota State College in Brookings, SD, for 2 years.  She
was employed as secretary to the horticulture department there for a year under
Dr. Leon Snyder while Dad was teaching in Bridgewater, South Dakota.  On
October 3, 1942, Mom married Herbert E. Feldman at her parents' home in White
when he was on military leave.  The Rev. R. A. Kettenacker officiated.  They moved
to Gray, GA, as Dad was stationed at Camp Wheeler.  In January of 1943 they
moved to Washington, D.C., while Dad was working at the Pentagon; after a few
months they moved to Macon, GA.  Dad was sent overseas to the CBI Theater of
WWII in the fall of 1943 so Mom lived with her parents in Mankato, MN, until Dad
returned home in 1946.  They lived in Wabasha, MN, from 1947-52 while Dad was  
County Agent.  In 1952 they moved to Plainview, MN, where Dad managed the
Plainview Produce Co.  After Dad died Mom was employed at Peoples State
Bank as a secretary for the bank and insurance agency.  She retired in 1986 after
25 years.  Mom was active in choir, Chicago Folk, ILCW, and Dorcas Club at
Immanuel Lutheran Church.  She was a Cub Scout den mother.  She was always
there for us at our school events.  Mom belonged to the Legion and Hillcrest
Auxiliaries and volunteered at the Hillcrest Nursing Home.  She loved to golf, play
bridge, sew, do arts and crafts, and play piano for her own enjoyment.  Mom would
go shopping or have coffee and chat with friends at the drop of a hat.  Mom is
survived by her children Alan (Donna) Feldman of Frankenmuth, MI, Ann Hofstad
of St. James, MN, and Dean (Vicki) Feldman of Platteville, WI;  grandchildren Daniel
Feldman, Rian (Dawn) Hofstad, Matt (Erin) Feldman, Michael Feldman, and Seth
Feldman; step-grandchildren Denise (Ani) Ferraro, Lori (Dave) Gilbert, and Jim
(Jennifer) Campau;  great-grandchildren Cole and Henry Hofstad and Emma
Couto;  step-great grandchildren Chelsea Barnes, Heather Pollick, Jessica and
Jacob Gilbert; step-great-great grandchild Andy Rudy, and nieces and nephews.  
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herb in 1960, son Dale in
1957, son Gary in 2016, granddaughter Sarah in 1986, siblings Luella, Laurena,
Leonard, Lillian, and Lester as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mom will be at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Plainview, MN, with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood
Cemetery in Plainview with lunch to follow at the church.  Honorary pallbearers will
be Roger Durgin, Larry Fix, Jim Howard, Lyle Liskow, Dick Zabel, and Ken Zarling.  
Any memorials may be sent to the donor's choice.  Our family is thankful to all who
befriended Mom throughout her life.  We know Dad has a tee-off time and bridge
table reserved for Mom when she gets Home.  
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St. SW, Plainview, MN  55964, 507.534.2003
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