Robert A. Felte of Windsor, Colo., passed away Dec. 16, 2012, as a result of heart failure.
Bob was born Jan. 2, 1930, to Alex and Marie (Weber) Felte on the farm near Windsor.
Bob graduated from Windsor High School, and lived in the Windsor area all of his life. On Feb. 5, 1950, Bob married the love of his life, Margaret Ruth Schanhals, also of Windsor.
Bob was engaged in farming and cattle feeding for many of his early years. He also was involved in doing custom work of corn silage harvesting and corn shelling for many farmers in the local area. He was hired as a sales representative for Pioneer Hi-Bred International in the early 1970s, selling their brand of corn seed to local farmers in the area. He also was hired as a sales representative for Hilleshog Mono-Hy selling their brand of sugar beet seed starting in the mid 1980s. Both selling operations lasted until 2004. He finished out his work career selling baler twine for Pretty Good Twine Co. until his death.
Bob loved his family and had a deep love for his wife and family, and it showed in his instructions to his children as they grew up. He also enjoyed people in general and deeply enjoyed chatting and helping local farmers with their problems. When Bob was young, he was a fastpitch softball pitcher for the Windsor Softball Team when fastpitch softball was popular in Windsor. He enjoyed every aspect of the activity and was one of the top softball pitchers in the area. When there was time, he loved to travel, read books on Westerns, and stream fishing in the Poudre and other Colorado mountain streams. He also loved polka music and played the accordion and the dulcimer in his early years.
When Bob was farming, he was a member of the Colorado Cattleman Association. He was also a member of the Colorado Corn Growers Association while he was selling corn seed.
Bob is survived by son Timothy (Charlette) Felte of Eaton, Colo., daughter Susan Yvette Savarese of Windsor, grandson Tabor Savarese and two great granddaughters Karter Kathryn Savarese and Stella Rae Savarese. He also is survived by two sisters JoAnn (Jim) Ochsner and Pam Felte, both of Windsor.
Bob is preceded in death by his loved wife of 61 years, Margaret R. Felte, and his parents Alex and Marie Felte.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 4, 2013, at Faith United Church of Christ, 1020 Walnut St., Windsor.
Memorials may be made to The Gideon’s International, or Faith United Church of Christ in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO, 80634.
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