Henry William Feldkamp, 88, of Canton, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Henry William Feldkamp, 88, of Canton, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Henry was born Aug. 18, 1930, the son of Ernest and Laura Belle Lehenbauer Feldkamp, at the family home outside La Grange,.

He was married to the girl next door, Nevelyn Wolfmeyer, on Dec. 11, 1953. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1996. He married Thelma Rose Benning on July 25, 1998. She survives.

He was baptized into God’s grace and confirmed in his faith at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in La Grange, where he worshiped throughout his life. He served the church as an usher, a trustee and as an elder.

He graduated from La Grange High School in 1949. He worked for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Dept. as a laborer, then entered the U.S, Army and served in Korea during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.  Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Highway Department and rose to the position of Shed Foreman, then Area Supervisor. He retired in 1995 after 46 years with the department and became a “recycling engineer.”

Henry was a man who knew the value of hard work and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma; children, Lois McCutchan of Canton, Kathy (Mike) Sorrill of Liberty, Ill., Susan (Dudley) Powell of Palmyra, Gary (Carolyn) Feldkamp of Canton and Lary (Iola) Feldkamp of Solon, Iowa; stepchildren, Michael (Karen) Benning of Albequerque, N.M., and Janet Armstrong of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Cherlyn (Grant) Evans, Ryann and Aidan; Emily (Jeremy) Pilkington, Gideon, Zeke, Eva, and Grady; Casey (Ryan) Fountain, Gage, Owen, Alyssa, and Emma; Cara Feldkamp, Matthew (Ashley) Powell, Avery and Millie, Melissa Sorrill, Amanda Sorrill, Luke (Shelby) Powell, Jacob Sorrill, Katelyn Feldkamp and Kellie Feldkamp; stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ethan (Ann) Benning, Emily and Ari, Jessalyn Armstrong; his sister, Sarah Feldkamp; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nevelyn; brother, Norman Feldkamp; and stepgrandson, Jeffrey Armstrong.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in La Grange, with Pastor Jacob Hercamp officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Mark’s Cemetery in La Grange.

Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or to the Great River Honor Flight.