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CHARLES FEDDERSEN Charles Emil Feddersen, 86, of Henderson, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 26, 2019, with his wife and loving family by his side. He was born October 31, 1932 in Akron, OH, the son of the late Astrid and Emil Feddersen. He is survived by his wife, Martha Feddersen; two daughters, Susan Elaine Riley (Lawrence) of Powell, OH and Arlene Carol Feddersen of Dublin, OH; two stepchildren, John Whitney Francis (Hillery) of Henderson and Laura Adin Collver (Nathan) of Stanwood, WA; and three adoring grandchildren, Nathan Charles Riley, Allyssa Elaine Riley and Ezekiel Orion Collver. He attended the Cuyahoga Schools, received a BS in Civil Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and earned a Masters' Degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He was a very proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Army for two years (1955-1956) in Germany defending their border, as an Army Specialist 3rd Class, Company G of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He was a licensed professional civil engineer for his entire career, working on various government contracts both in Ohio and Nevada. Notable employers include Battelle, Raytheon and Holmes & Narver. One of his many contracts included structural design on the Stealth Project. In addition to his government employment, he worked on numerous private design projects through his own engineering office which he maintained up until 2018. Known as Chuck, to his friends and family, he was a true renaissance man, trying anything that came along. He was an avid skier, earned his private pilots' license and enjoyed traveling extensively. He valued time with his family and friends. He will be most remembered for his warm smile, sense of adventure and outgoing demeanor. He was always a gentleman. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3, with services at 2 p.m. Graveside services to follow, all at Palm Eastern Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Oct. 31, 2019.
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November 12, 2019

He was lucky to have you and you were lucky to have him. My sympathies to you and your family.

Richard Brooks
November 4, 2019
Arlene, sending my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Pat Roby
Pat Roby
November 2, 2019

Dear Martha, Susan and Arlene

We have thought a great about you and Charles since we got the message about Charles.
It came such unexpected! We are very grateful that we met Charles September the 20th in Copenhagen.
He was a very kind person, we liked him immediately.
He looked like a very strong old man, who could live much longer...
We will keep the memory from out meeting with Charles in our hearts.

With love

Ayoe, Curt and Carsten.
Ayoe, Curt, Carsten Meinert Hersom
November 2, 2019
Arlene and Susan, I loved your dad. He was always so welcoming and that smile was as beautiful as he was. I remember going skiing with all of you and he was so patient with me.
It has to be so bitter sweet to have been able to be with him and spend all that time having fun and creating precious memories and then being with him as he passed. What a gift.
Love you both. Praying for peace and comfort. Jodi
Jodi Garcia
November 2, 2019
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Maya Porrino
November 2, 2019
It has been such a privilege and such a joy to get to know Charles.
Through a year of correspondence,and in september finally meeting him in person in Copenhagen.Where we,together with 30 other Feddersenrelatives, had a fantastic fun and heart-felt family gathering. We will for ever cherish the memory of Charles.
Linda and family
Linda Caroline Beck Håland
October 31, 2019
It was a privilege to meet Charles at our family reunion in Copenhagen this past September. As I arrived, he was there waiting for me with two pictures of my mum, Helle, when she was 19 years old. She had shown Charles around in Copenhagen back in 1956. I told Charles then, and I'm so sorry not to have had the opportunity to tell him again, how much it meant to me that he gave me those photos and told me those stories about my mother who unfortunately is no longer with us either. I felt an instant connection with Charles and we were all so touched by his stories of the past, the effort he had made to be there and how happy he was to be part of the reunion. I am deeply saddened by the news of Charle's passing, and sad that we won't be able to meet again as we had talked about. My heartfelt condolences to Martha, Susan and Arlene.
Christine Appel
October 31, 2019
Charles, Susie and Mark at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum
Martha, Susan and Arlene,

We were with Charles in Copenhagen just last month and although it was the first time we had ever met, it was like we had known each other for years. This is because he was so very, very much like my father (and his cousin) Howard Basse.

When he walked up to us for the first time at Tivoli Gardens for dinner, Susie and I, and my nephew Nick, just looked at each other in utter amazement. Charles reminded us so much of my father that we were all speechless. I think we were actually a little rude because we didn't know what to say.

We visited with Charles for just three days, yet we feel we know him very well. The uncanny resemblance and mannerisms to my father was just the start. What else did we learn?

He was the kind of person who, at 86, would get on an airplane and fly 5,300 miles to a small hall on a side street in Copenhagen just to visit family he has never met. He was the kind of person who, when we decided to take the train to the Viking ships, said he would just meet us at 11 AM in the middle of the very busy Copenhagen train station. And of course he was standing right where he said he would be, in a sea of very busy commuters. He was the kind of person who studied the 1,000 year old Viking ships and began to talk about the engineering involved in their construction.

The next few days with Charles
Mark Basse
October 31, 2019
I met Charles only once - in Copenhagen at the family do recently. But what at nice meeting. We talked long, not least of his patrols along the Iron Curtain. Sad news indeed that he has passed away.
Ole Steen Hansen
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