Lloyd A. Feldner Sr., 63, of Cambridge, Ohio (Guernsey County) died Sunday (Nov. 14, 2010) at his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1947, in Noble County, Ohio the third child to Cleo (Thompson) Feldner and the late Chester Feldner, who died in 1998.
Mr. Feldner served in the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Can Tho Vietnam from 1969-1970, moving throughout Vietnam with the 213th Engineering Detachment. While in the military, he earned his Machinist Certification, Expert Marksmen Medals for M14 and M16 rifles, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal.
He was a member of the Cambridge American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans of Cambridge, Ohio.
He was diagnosed July 4, 2008, with Glioblastoma Grade 4 Multiform, a very aggressive and debilitating form of brain cancer. Lloyd fought a very courageous 26-month battle against this illness at his home with care from his loved ones. Hospice of Guernsey Inc. provided support for Lloyd and his family the final two weeks of his life.
Lloyd loved his family and fondly remembered traveling, fishing, hunting, and farming with the love of his life, Sheila, as well as with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Emalene Scheich, in 2001; three brothers, Jeffery, in 2001, Gail, in 2008, and Gene, in 1958; paternal grandparents, Charles (Mary Murray) Feldner; maternal grandparents, John (Theresa Ritterbeck) Thompson; and godparents, Harry "Doc" and Agnes Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, whom he married Jan. 9, 1971; two daughters, Theresa and Grace of Cambridge, Ohio; two sons, Lloyd Jr. (Carla) and Adam of Cambridge; a very special granddaughter, Laken; three grandsons, Nathan and Matt of Cambridge, and Zach of Barnesville, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Also surviving are his mother, Cleo; two brothers, Norman (Jackie) Feldner and Laverne (Belinda) Feldner; two sisters-in-law, Gertie Dickey and Donna J. Feldner; two brothers-in-law, Paul (Pam) Withers Jr. and Ken Scheich; and a paternal aunt, Violet (Ken) Lunsford all of Caldwell, Ohio.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge, where a Christian wake service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Christ Our Light Parish, Cambridge, for family and close friends.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge, with military graveside services being conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Guernsey Inc., P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge OH 43725
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com