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Robert E. Felten

October 11, 1951 — September 23, 2023

Pilot Grove

Robert Eugene Felten, 71, of Pilot Grove, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born October 11, 1951, in Boonville, son of Cletus Daniel and Gertrude Marie (Lammers) Felten.

On November 3, 1973, in Brookfield, he was united in marriage to Susan Kay (Wolfe).

Bob was a 1969 graduate of Pilot Grove High School and earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Central Missouri State University. He was a passionate, lifelong farmer and cattleman who took pride in the meticulous care of his land, animals and equipment.  He founded and cultivated Felten Appraisals in Sedalia, dedicating forty years to its growth and success before retiring.  He strove for thoughtfulness, intention and care in everything he did.

Bob was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Lion's Club, formerly served on the Pilot Grove Co-op board, former president of Missouri Chapter of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, former Vice President of Missouri Red Angus Association, and was a founding member in the Pilot Grove Betterment Association.

Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend—a dependable, considerate, and loyal person who actively supported and advocated for his community. Amidst managing a multitude of work and volunteer commitments, Bob also cherished his passions, including fishing, attending social dance events, and embarking on adventures to explore travel destinations with his wife, Susan.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Susan, of the home; four children Jonathan (Kelly) Felten of Cary, NC, Jessica (Kevin) Brownfield of Boonville, MO, Brent (Catherine) Felten of Leawood, KS, Josef Felten of Columbia, MO; grandchildren Julia, Lindsey, Alyssa, Henry, Emalyn, Harrison, Sawyer, Barrett; siblings Marjorie (Jim) Wessing of Pilot Grove, MO, and Joyce Felten of Columbia, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cletus and Gertrude (Lammers) Felten.

Prayers of the Rosary will begin at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with visitation to follow until 10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Clear Creek, MO.

Pallbearers will be Henry Brownfield, Gene Gerke, Justin Gerke, Ted Litton, James Reuter, & Eddie Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Brownfield, Mount Burns, Ron Cox, Darrel Eckerle, Ronnie Felten, Steve Hoff, Norm Richert, James Schuster, Tom Schupp, Jeff Swacker, & Steve Twenter.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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