James Norman Feig, 75, of Marissa, IL; born October 26, 1939 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Monday, December 01, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Feig was a farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL. Jim served his church in numerous ways and was instrumental in several building projects including the church pavilion. He helped organize the first Schlachtfest at Biddleborn and served on the committee for 28 years. He was a member of the Marissa Masonic Lodge #881, past master; Scottish Rite Bodies of So. IL; Ainad Shrine Temple; Ainad Legion of Honor; Amaryllis Chapter #750 Order of the Eastern Star, past patron; St. Libory American Legion; St. Clair Co. Farm Bureau. He was a past member of the St. Clair County Pork Producers and the Marissa Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Norman and Elfrieda, nee Hinz, Feig. His parents-in-law – Fred and Frieda, nee Schaeferle, Erb. One daughter – Jodi Feig. One son – Mark Feig. Four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Frieda, nee Erb, Feig whom he married on June 3, 1961 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL. One son – Michael (Judith) Feig of Lenzburg, IL. One daughter – Julie (Danny) Gwaltney of Marion, IL. One daughter-in-law – Debra Rowold of New Athens, IL. Three grandchildren – Caitlin Feig; Andrew Feig; Alyson Gwaltney. Four step-grandchildren – Travis Gwaltney; Jerrid Gwaltney; Cody Gwaltney; Julie Wakefield. Six step great-grandchildren. One brother – Wayne (Marilyn) Feig. Two brothers-in-law – Mervin (Ruth) Erb; Leslie (Marian) Erb. One sister-in-law – H. Ruth Erb. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Per Jim’s wishes in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ; Biddleborn Cemetery Assoc.; Marissa Masonic Lodge or the Amaryllis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm (Masonic Service to be held at 6:30pm and Eastern Star Service to be held at 7:00pm). Visitation with the family at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:30 am with Rev. Nancy Shubert officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Biddleborn Cemetery in Biddleborn, IL.