In memory of
Donald Felt - - Donald Felt passed peacefully at his home on August 23, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born in Oakland, Iowa to C.W. and Grace Felt. He graduated from Spencer High in 1954 and served with the Navy from 1954 to 1957 on three different aircraft carriers: USS Hornet CV-12, USS Lexington CV-16 ("the Blue Ghost") and the USS Wasp CV-18. He received honorable discharge following his injury in the Navy and then attended Iowa State University, where he met Beverly Eden who became his wife. They married in 1959 and Don transferred to the University of Iowa, where he won many awards and trophies on the golf team. He received his BBA in 1963. Don began and ended his career work in insurance. He was happiest helping injured workers receive the very best care he felt they deserved. Many times he had to fight his own company for workers who couldn't help themselves. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Westminster, CA for many years. He later faithfully attended and served Grace Church in Desert Hot Springs. He was a leader in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, guiding his sons and helping Don II receive his Eagle award. Don Felt loved golf and was very good at it, winning the club championships at the two country clubs he belonged to: he also consistently won the low gross award trophy in dozens of tournaments and championships. And yes, he got his hole in one! He also truly loved helping others become better golfers and just talking about the game he loved. Don's parents predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons Michael and Don II (Lori), grandchildren Kathryn and Brian, brother David (Mary), sister Peggy, nephews, nieces, cousins and many beloved in-laws on both sides. Services will be held at a later date at Grace Church in Desert Hot Springs and United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree, Iowa. His burial will be accompanied with military honors in the Lone Tree Cemetery.
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