August 3, 1926 - August 11, 2020
August Joseph (Gus) Felderhoff passed into eternal life on August 11, 2020 at his home in Muenster. He was the fourth of six children of the late Marie Anna Dangelmayr and Hubert Frank Felderhoff. Gus was born August 3, 1926 at the family home in Muenster, Texas, and he was a lifelong resident of Muenster. He attended Sacred Heart School and Cooke County College. Gus and his two brothers, Norbert and Thomas, had a farming and ranching business in Cooke and Montague counties. In 1972, he married Loretta Droll at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas. They raised four children, August Henry, Julia Marie, Vanessa Suzanne, and James Eric. Gus was an avid gardener and beekeeper, sharing the bounty with many friends in the area. He enjoyed the outdoor life, including hunting and fishing, and passed these loves on to his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing gin rummy at the Knights of Columbus and VFW halls. Gus was lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish, Muenster Knights of Columbus Council 1459, and VFW Post 6205. His military service included a tour with the US Navy just prior to the end of World War II. He was also in the US Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He served in Japan and Korea in the ordinance division. Gus was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Louis Knauf of Muenster and Della Rose Voth of Lindsay, and brothers Norbert and Thomas Sr. of Gainesville. He is survived by his wife Loretta Felderhoff of Muenster, brother-in-law Gary Droll of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law August Henry and Britt Felderhoff and granddaughter Olivia of Scottsdale, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law Julia Marie and Steve Behr, grandson Jack, and granddaughter Abby of Coppell, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Vanessa and Dennis Smith of Belding, Michigan, grandson Dennis Smith, Jr. and wife Breanna and great-grandchildren Brycen, Parker, and Bailey Mae of Rockford, Michigan, granddaughter Crystal Randolph; son & daughter-in-law James and Ashley Felderhoff of Muenster, Texas, one sister Marie Spaeth of Gainesville, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. A Rosary and Vigil were held on Sunday, August 16 at 6:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Fr. Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. of Subiaco Abbey and Fr. Joe Keating were celebrants. The pall was placed by Julie Behr, Vanessa Smith, Olivia Felderhoff, Jack Behr, and Abby Behr. The eulogy was read by August Henry Felderhoff. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, August 17 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Clergy concelebrants included Fr. Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. of Subiaco Abbey, Fr. Kyle Walterscheid of Denton, and Fr. Joe Keating, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish. Musicians Doug Yosten, Diane Grewing, & Jim Endres presented the following selections: Processional: On Eagles Wings, Psalm: Psalm 103, Offertory: I Am the Resurrection, This Alone, Communion: Canticle of the Sun, Beautiful Savior, Parable, Recessional: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. Special Music was I Am the Bread of Life. The Liturgy of the word included: First Reading: Wisdom 3: 1-6, 9 (shorter form), Psalm: Psalm 103 (Response: The Lord is kind & merciful), Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2, and Gospel: John 12: 23-26. The homilist was Fr. Kyle Walterscheid. Assisting with mass were servers Chuck Bartush & Willie Fisher. Pall Bearers were John Dangelmayr, Thomas Felderhoff, Jr., Jerry Fleitman, Francis (Butch) Fisher, George Spaeth, and Dolphy Joe Hellman. The flag recognizing Gus’ military service in the Navy during World War II as well as in the Army in Korea and Japan was presented to the family by members of the U. S. Army. The Honor Guard from Muenster VFW Post 6205 presented the military salute. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to Sacred Heart Trust Fund and to Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, Arkansas.
August Joseph (Gus) Felderhoff passed into eternal life on August 11, 2020 at his home in Muenster. He was the fourth of six children of the late Marie Anna Dangelmayr and Hubert Frank Felderhoff. Gus was born August 3, 1926 at the family home... View Obituary & Service Information
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