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WILLIAM FELDKIRCHER

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WILLIAM FELDKIRCHER William Alvin Feldkircher passed away May 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, at 85. He was born March 29, 1927 in Cleveland, to Theresa Struckle Feldkircher and Alvin Leo Feldkircher. Bill has been a resident of Las Vegas for the past 15 years. Bill attended Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland from 1941-1945, and was a member of the city championship football teams of 1943 and 1944, and the state of Ohio championship football team of 1944. During his senior year in March 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy with boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill., and was later selected for the V-12 Officer Training Program stationed at the University of Missouri, transferring to Purdue University after the first semester. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue, and also elected to continue with the peacetime Navy program (NROTC), receiving a reserve commission as Ensign, Civil Engineer Corps (Seabees) in 1949. While at Purdue, Bill was a member of the Boilermaker football teams of 1946, 1947 and 1948, winning two letters, as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. Following graduation, he joined Square D Co. in Detroit, a manufacturer of electrical power and control equipment, as a field engineer. Later, he transferred to Toledo, Ohio as district sales manager. He joined the Hevi-Duty Electric Div., Sola Basic Industries in Milwaukee as VP sales, and later VP marketing. Division headquarters was moved to Goldsboro, N.C. in 1967. During this period, Bill was a company-sponsored participant in the executive program at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School of Business Administration. In 1971, he was appointed president, Sierra Electric, in Gardena, Calif., from which he retired in 1981. At that point, Bill became an independent representative for companies in the electrical equipment field, first in Los Angeles and then in Las Vegas until 1999. Bill is survived by his wife, of 31 years, Barbara Good Feldkircher; daughters, Barbara Hardy (Charles), Joan Margulis, and Nancy Estes (Phil); and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, with burial to follow. A memorial service and celebration of Bill's life will be scheduled in Cleveland at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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