Hans H. Fedderly

Hans H. Fedderly

On June 10, 2017, Hans H. Fedderly, 79, Wisconsin Dells, put on a cap and left this world after an unexpected illness overcame him at their winter home in Palm Springs, CA.

He wore many caps, representing his involvement in the Kilbourn Fire Department and as Captain of its Rescue Squad, membership in Rotary, Jaycees, and the American Legion; identities as Best Dad, Greatest Grampa, pontoon captain, and probably his “go to”, a golf hat from his favorite pastime on the many courses he birdied. His Thursday League golf buddies will doff their hats to his passing and feel his absence in the foursome.

Hans was born on September 13, 1937 to Hilda and Stuart Fedderly as the youngest of three sons. He was in the class of ’55 at WDHS, studied 2 yrs at UW-Whitewater, and graduated in 1960 from the Milwaukee School of Mortuary Science. He then began a lifetime of service to his home town becoming the 3rd generation at the helm of the Fedderly Funeral Home. He met the love of his life, Sherri Cunningham, during the summer ’58 tourism season and they married September 9, 1961, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia. The date was abruptly moved up a week by the National Guard “call up” for his assignment to Fort Bragg, NC during the Berlin Wall Crisis. Upon their return, they raised four sons each adding his own “cap” in music, sports, education, entrepreneurship, and, yes, golf!

Hans is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Sherri; sons Greg, Palm Springs, David (Dawn), Reedsburg, Tom (Kathi) Sugar Grove, IL, and Scot (Maia) Jackson Heights, NY; eight grandchildren, Michel (Clair), Eric (fiancee Kenzie), Stephanie Wunch (Alan), Alex; Connor, Hollie, Sydney, and Sasha; and two great-grandchildren, Stuart and Emma Lee Fedderly. He is also survived by his brother Norm (Barb), West Bend, and their children Jan Nesladek and Jeff (Karen) Fedderly. Other survivors are the numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family, many of whom were “housed” at the Fedderly home during the summer tourist season, making their ‘caps’ read “favorite Uncle”! He was preceded in death by his parents Hilda and Stuart, his brother, Lee, and nephew Kerry.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells with Pastor Steve Keller officiating; visitation in the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Visitation on Friday, June 16, from 4 to 8 pm, will be held at the Picha Funeral Home, 321 Washington Avenue, WI Dells.

Memorials can be made to the Kilbourn Fire Department or the Presbyterian Church.