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Denny Feddersen, 74, of Fort Dodge, died Tuesday morning, September 20 at Journeys Memory Care, Friendship Haven.

Dennis Edward Feddersen was born on May 1, 1948. Denny grew up on the family farm outside of Battle Creek, Iowa and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1966. He continued his education and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Iowa before beginning a career spanning more than 40 years as a school psychologist in the Fort Dodge area. His work in this capacity helped him have a lasting impact on both the people he worked with and the countless children and families he helped. He took particular pride in his work towards the end of his career helping families raising a child with autism.

Denny loved all sports, especially the Hawkeyes, and instilled a similarly active lifestyle in his three sons. At a young age he often served as their basketball coach and introduced them all to tennis, which he played throughout his life. His true passion was bicycling and he could often be found on the streets of Webster County and beyond with his many cycling friends. His favorite bike rides were with his family, exploring new rail routes, and cruising around Wisconsin county roads with his best friend. His active mind and academic mind were what he fought hardest for as he slowly lost his battle with Lewy Body dementia in recent years.

He is remembered by his wife Joan (48 years old), son Aaron (Sarah) Feddersen and their children Peter, Calvin and Miriam, son Grant (Kim) Feddersen and their son Jared (Karine) Feddersen, who is due in October and their children Marie, Tess and Archie, sister Julie (Dean) Rath and sister-in-law Joann Feddersen. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy Feddersen and his brother Merlin Feddersen.

Services honoring his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Fort Dodge, conducted by Rev. Jena Finch-Manchester. The visit will take place on Friday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge. Memorials can be left at the discretion of the family.

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