In Memory of

Margaret L. Feld

June 2, 1921 - December 2, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Margaret L. Feld 98, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Father Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with a Parish Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a Vigil for the deceased at 7:00 p.m.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. 

     Margaret is survived by her children, Ann Zierke of Cedar Falls, John (Sue) Feld of Swea City, Paul (Sandi) Feld of Rockwell City, James (Pam) Feld of Lake City, Joan (Warren) Owens of Hurst, TX, Jane (Joe) LeValley of Waukee, Lori Bonnstetter of Omaha, and Joseph (Barb) Feld of Robins; 37 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest; daughters, Mary Ellen Feld and Mary Laughlin; sons, Louis and Thomas Feld; grandchildren, Kristi Zierke Bristow, Allen Feld, Michelle Zierke Hutchcroft, and Doug Laughlin; great-granddaughter Avery Feld; sons-in-law, Earnie Zierke and Ed Laughlin; her parents, Lawrence C. Taylor and Pearl (Miller) Taylor Hall; brothers, Joseph and Charles Taylor; and sisters, Gladys Rafferty, Dorothy Hildreth, Carrie Owen, and Helen Hanson.

     Margaret Lorraine Taylor Feld was born June 2, 1921 on a farm near Pomeroy, Iowa.  She graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1940.  On July 28, 1942 she was united in marriage to Ernest J. Feld at Maryville, Missouri, and they raised 11 children.  The couple farmed east of Rockwell City for many years.  Margaret worked as the head cook at the Rockwell City/Lytton School System until her retirement.  Ernie passed away in 1978.  Margaret was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary, Garden Club, Business and Professional Women Club, and many social and card clubs. 

     Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 - Friday
December 6, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
744 Main St.
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
John Feld
Paul Feld
Jim Feld
Joe Feld
Matt Laughlin
Scott Feld
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Thursday
December 5, 2019
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Parish Rosary - 3:30 p.m.
Vigil - 7:00 p.m.
Organist - Fran Lawson
St. Francis Church Choir
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:42 AM
“Praying for the repose of the soul of this beautiful and precious lady. Your kindness and your smile will be missed. Eternal Rest grant unto Margaret, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen!”
- Julie Alexander

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:33 AM
“My mom and I would love to visit Margaret. So many fond memories. Lifting her and all your family up in prayer. May God bless you and keep you close in the coming days. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:45 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all of Margaret's children. She was such a sweet person & all of you are such great people. It is hard to lose a parent so you all will be in my prayers in the days to comeđź’ś”
- Joy Krause

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:55 AM
“I'm so sadden to hear the news of Aunt Margaret passing, but so grateful she was such an important part of my life growing up! I will cherish forever the memories I have spending time with Grandma Doty and all the Taylor siblings. I'm so blessed to have grown up seeing such great roll-models of what family represents. They were a special group of people that showed me what unconditional love is. Forever in my heart and so blessed to have called her Aunt Margaret! Love and Prayers Jenny, Ron, Reed & Ryder ”
- Ron & Jenny Pegram

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:14 AM
“So very sad to learn of Margaret’s passing. Such a lovely lady. Our prayers with the family. Tom and Bea Knisley ”
- Beatrice Knisley

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5:20 PM
“I have loved visiting with Margaret every time I visited Rockwell City. Many prayers to you all. You are one special family. ”
- Jane Stumpf Gundvaldson

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:45 PM
“Remembering Margaret’s warm smile and kindness. My sympathies to the Feld family.”
- Steve Bradley

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:45 PM
“Sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing. I am sorry I can’t be there ss I am at U of I hospital. I will always cherish the time I spent at the farm especially the summer before Ed and Mary got married. Margaret made me fee like one her kids and I have never had a more enjoyable time. ”
- Leo Laughlin

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:22 AM
“Our deepest sympathies are with Margaret’s family. She was a wonderful woman full of faith and love. She will be missed. ”
- Greg &’Dee Lange

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:22 AM
“I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I didnt personally know your mother but lost mother this year also and understand how difficult the loss can be of your mother. She sounded like a very active and grand lady. With deepest sympathy, suzi”
- Suzi Modlin

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:34 AM
“Ann and Family - we are sorry for the loss of your Mom. Will always remember her big smile and greeting whenever we ran into her on our visits to RC.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Ron and Kathy Lyle

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 PM
“Prayers of comfort for all of you. ”
- Cynthia Fickbohm Lenz

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Anne, Ernie and family,
Thinking of you, as you go through the difficult time. Losing one’s mother is so very hard. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my mother. My prayers are with you, and my hope is that all the wonderful memories of times with your mother will sustain you over the coming days. Sending love,
Mary Ann Bradley Burk”
- Mary Ann Bradley Burk

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:07 PM
“To all the Felds and family - how luck I was to have have met, enjoyed and loved Aunt Margaret - remembering the trips to Iowa in the summer and all the fu we had. Aunt Margaret included everyone in everything and never knew a stranger - she will be missed, but, wow what an impact she had on me! God Bless you Aunt Margaret. - Love and prayers to you all. Pam Heuer”
- Pam (Wonsewitz) Heuer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:07 PM
“So sorry to learn of the loss of such a strong wonderful woman. She has been through a lot of tragedies in her lifetime. Losing her husband at such a young age and continuing to raise such great kids. She left such great memories in so many. She will be greatly missed. ”
- Darius & Jackie Miller

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:45 PM
“Dear Feld Family,
We were so saddened to here of Margaret’s passing. She was a great lady and a special friend to so many including Dad (Russell Fryar) while he was at Sunnyview. We know how greatly she will be missed by so many.
Steve & Carol Moberg”
- Steve Moberg

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1:37 PM
“The memories we made as a family on the Feld farm are endless. The family we love and cherish as our cousins is something that only comes along once in a lifetime! The memories we made as children in Rockwell City with our cousins and aunts and uncles continue to be the stories we share with our children and grandchildren. Aunt Margaret was my Godmother. She had an impact on my life that instilled in me that being kind to others is very important. Her loving, caring, sharing ways were experienced by all that were lucky enough to have her in their lives. I will think of her often with a smile and a tear of love. I know the rejoicing in heaven is one we all want to be a part of one day. Love to all the Feld Clan! ”
- Jeanette Owen Davis

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM
“Saddened to hear of the loss of Maragret. Such a wonderful lady! She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Mark & Dawn Williamson”
- Dawn Williamson

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
“Jarrod and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and are wishing you comfort and peace.
“Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture, dignity and love.” (John Milton)
- HSO/COIR staff at the University of Iowa”
- Joanie Neyens and HSO Staff, U of I

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
“Margaret always had a sweet word to say to everybody. Her smile, her little giggle and her acts of kindness always could brighten a day. May she reap her heavenly reward in God's loving arms. Sending prayers and our sincere sympathy to all the family.”
- The Babbitts

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
“My deepest condolences to the family. I loved visiting with Margaret. She always had a big smile and had time to talk. I'm sure she will be missed by all that knew her.”
- Deb Greene

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:45 AM
“My sympathy goes out to all of you in the loss of your dear Mother - She is now blessed with being in heaven with all the rest of the angels and saints. You all in my tho'ts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:06 AM
“Another great lady has been loss to us all.”
- Duf & Marty Buttolph

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:56 AM
“My deepest condolences. I’ll cherish the memories we built in Ireland! Can’t say I’ve ever known such a kinder person and someone with so much enthusiasm and a tad Heaven just became much more alive with laughter. ”
- Sue Hirschberg

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:49 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. What a wonderful lady and what beautiful memories so many people will have of her. My deepest sympathy and prayers for all the family.”
- Kitty Hammen

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:03 AM
“I'm so sorry about Margaret's passing. She was so kind, friendly and an easy person to be with. My thoughts are with all the Felds as you reminisce about your mom and grandma. ”
- Jane Harding

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Margaret was an amazing lady and always had time for everyone. Her goodness shone through her family also. Rest In Peace Margaret”
- Marilyn Thompson

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“Our sincerest sympathies to all of Margaret’s family. ~John and Gayle Johnson ”
- Gayle Johnson

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:08 PM
“So sorry to hear of this. Margaret was one of the kindest ladies we knew, she was always smiling & dearly loved talking of her children. Our prayers are with the entire Feld family. May God Bless You All!”
- Craig & Lisa Collins

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:08 PM
“Heaven got another angel, today. Sending love and prayers to the family. Margaret, you will be so missed. ”
- Missy Anderson Maher

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:27 PM
“There are really no words to describe the hole in the hearts and lives of all of us who loved Mrs. Feld and mourn her passing. A truly wonderful person and I'm grateful that she was a part of my life. Our thoughts are with the entire Feld family.
- david esmay

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:09 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I will always remember how nice she was. Remember going to “help” Dad at the school and she would always be so kind and always had a smile. ”
- Curt Mueller

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:09 PM
“My thoughts and prayers to the family. I enjoyed my visits with Margaret, she was such a happy, delightful woman to visit with. RestInPeace my dear friend.”
- Shelly Teague

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“Awe... this makes me sad. She was one of the sweetest ladies! Hard to believe she was 98 years old. Condolences to the family. ”
- Jaci Carlson

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss”
- Scott Grant

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“So very sad to hear this news. Margaret was always one of my most favorite people when I served as editor for the Rockwell City Advocate for 17 years! She was always so pleasant, friendly and just a joy. Many hugs and prayers to the family during this very difficult time. I will always remember Margaret with much love and joy!

Lisa and John Hedman ”
- Lisa Hedman

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“So sorry in your loss of Margaret, knew her for many years! Won’t make it back to Rockwell City, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers!
- Dorothy Zierke

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM
“So sorry for your families loss. Margaret always had a hug for me and the biggest smile. Always wanted to know how I was doing while minimizing her issues. Will miss seeing her in church or where ever in town when I came home to visit my family. Many thoughts and prayers for the Feld family. 🙏🏻”
- Shelly Collins-Jones

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:52 PM
“I mowed her yard. She was always a happy lady. She cooked at high school for us. Sorry for your pain.”
- Jeff and Barb Anderson

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 3:55 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Feld family. I am shocked beyond words to hear of your loss. Margaret was one of the people I always enjoyed seeing when I went to Rockwell City to visit Mom.

She always had a smile on her face, a little giggle to her conversation and knew who I was!

Will definitely miss her. I will keep the rest of you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏”
- Jody Monahan

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