Warren Felt, age 91 and 363 days, died at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 21 at 2pm at the Berean Church in Broken Bow, with burial before the church service at 10 am at the Sumner Cemetery. Memorials in his honor may be made to Gideon's or Broken Bow Berean Church. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berean Church, with the family greeting friends 4 - 6 p.m. at the church.
Warren Harlan Felt was born Dec. 18, 1920, to Elmer G and Ida B. (Anderson) Felt. Warren grew up on Otter creek where it empties into the North Platte River in what is now part of Lake McConaughy. He attended school in Lamoine and graduated from Ogalala High School in 1939.
After high school, Warren farmed on the family farm. The building of Kingsley Dam and the flooding of the North Platte river to form Lake McConuaghy forced the family to relocate. Elmer, Ida and Warren moved to the South Loup River valley in Custer County in 1940.
Warren joined the army in 1942. Warren spent his army days breaking mules at Fort Robinson near Crawford as part of the "remount division." A farm accident took part of Elmer's hand and Warren received a hardship discharge to come back to the farm and help his Dad and Mom.
Warren accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a revival meeting held by Fred Borden. Warren's relationship with Christ became a very important and vital part of his life. He was active in the Elk Creek Sunday School, the Mt. Zion Sunday School, the Sumner E- Free Church, and the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Warren married Rosella (Carlson) Feb. 19, 1948. Warren and Rosella lived and farmed/ranched until they moved to Broken Bow in 1995, but Warren continued to help with the cattle operation until he was no longer able.
Warren served on the Flat Bottom School Board for many years and was an active member of Gideons International.
Warren is survived by Rosella, his wife of 64 years; son, Jerry (Connie Watson) Felt; daughters, Rose Marie (Rick) Parker, and Joyce (Darrel) Entz; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter; and grandson, Rick Felt.
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
Published in Custer County Chief, Dec. 27, 2012