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Barry Leigh Feldpausch



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 St. Isidore Parish

628 Diamond Ave. NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Holy Family Radio

2504 Ardmore St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Grand Rapids Right to Life

2340 Porter St. SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49519

Feldpausch, Barry, Grand Rapids, age 83, completed his courageous battle with cancer and went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 7, 2019. He valiantly offered up his suffering as Jesus did for us. Barry was born in Grand Rapids to Leo and Ila (Kraus) Feldpausch. He graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School and earned his BA degree from Michigan State University, where he also received his ROTC commission as Second Lieutenant. He married Jeanne Rappleyea after graduating from MSU and served in the US Air Force for nine years. After leaving the Air Force, his family moved back to Grand Rapids where he was as an investment broker. Later, he worked at Budres Lumber Company. He was the proud father of nine children. His passions in life were his Catholic faith, his family, and fighting the evil of abortion by praying at the local abortion clinic. He enjoyed boating with his family and had a life-long interest in learning and performing magic. He was a faithful parishioner at St. Isidore Catholic Church. He will be lovingly remembered for his strong Catholic faith, his kind, generous and pleasant nature.  He was preceded in death (ALS) by his eldest son, Stephen. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne, children Elizabeth (Jim) Pfaller, Michael (Dawna) Feldpausch, Francis (Marielena) Feldpausch, Tom (Ann) Feldpausch, Anne (Doug) Klein, Dan (Heidi) Feldpausch, Paul (Elizabeth) Feldpausch, Mary (Joseph) MacKeller, sister Sandra (Jim) Goran, 49 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, December 9, 2019 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 628 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Msgr. Edward Hankiewicz, Celebrant. Interment Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish, 628 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Holy Family Radio, 2504 Ardmore St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, or Grand Rapids Right to Life, 2340 Porter St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519.

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7 Responses

  1. My sympathy to you Jeanne and your family. Barry will be greatly missed by so many of us. He was a great man.

  2. Mike and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. Francis, we can see by your life what a remarkable father he was for you.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to you Mike, and your family. You and yours are in our prayers and thoughts

  4. As a former neighbor I have fond memories of your children and mine when they were little! Though I haven’t seen you and family for so long You are in my thoughts and prayers at this awful time of loss!

    Rose Kennedy Ohanesian

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss. Tom, Ann, and your entire family , please accept our condolences . Both Lynette and I appreciate and value your friendship here in Hastings and I hope that your sorrow will ease with the passage of time. God bless all of you,
    Brian and Lynette Meaney.

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