Michael Feld

November 23, 2013
Michael Feld

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Michael Joseph Feld, 79, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013. Michael was born to Dr. John W. and Esther (Crahan) Feld on August 12, 1934, in Oelwein, Iowa. Michael attended Sacred Heart School in Oelwein and graduated with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1956.

Michael pursued a career in politics and government in Iowa and Washington, D.C. In Iowa, he served as a special assistant to Governor Robert Ray. A Reagan Republican, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1974. In Washington, he served as Administrative Assistant to Rep. John Kyl (R-Iowa) and then Rep Bill Scherle (R-Iowa). He later served in various public affairs and legislative positions at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and the Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution.

Always proud of his association with the University of Notre Dame, Michael served on the Board of Notre Dame Club of Washington, D.C. In 1993, he was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

With his long time respect and love for the Constitution of the United States and the colonial period of American history, he retired to Williamsburg in 2001, where he enjoyed the many historic activities of the region.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Janice Wogan Feld; his brothers John B. Feld of Cedar Rapids, IA, Dr. James (Betty) Feld of West Des Moines, IA, and a sister Janet Feld of Phoenix, Az. Michael was preceded in death by his sister Mary Agnes Feld.

Private Mass and burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, Indiana. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the University of Notre Dame http://supporting.nd.edu/ways-to-give/ or the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187

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  • December 03, 2013
    Philip Carter says:
    Dear Janice and family, I am sorry to hear of Michael's passing. His career appears to have been one of service to the country and to Notre Dame. In spite of being blessed with a long marriage, it is never long enough. Mu sincere condolences, Philip Carter `67,`71 (FAB 2005-`08)

  • December 03, 2013
    James Moynihan says:
    Dear Janice, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your husband Michael. We hope he will have eternal happiness with the Big Guy upstairs in the days ahead. Notre Dame has lost a loyal son for sure. Deepest Sympathy, Jim and Hiroko Moynihan Tokyo, Japan

  • November 26, 2013
    Terese Fisher says:
    I remember Uncle Mike as a energetic, smart man. I remember Mike debating Politics with my Dad. It would be a very colorful exchange that I loved listening too. Mike was part of a wonderful family that loved him very much. Uncle Mike will be greatly missed.

  • December 02, 2013
    Bonnie Strongman says:
    I was very saddened to hear of Mr.Feld's passing. He was a very nice man. Janice if there is anything I can do please call. My thoughts are with you now and always. Love you always, Bonnie

  • December 01, 2013
    Dan Feld says:
    It was an exciting time when Uncle Mike ran for congress. I was very proud and enjoyed Mike's company a great deal. I wish I could have made it to Washington DC like John and Angie did.