20 August 2010

William Edward Fiegenbaum

1918 — 1991


William Fiegenbaum II

July 3, 1918 - Oct. 15, 1991

William E. Fiegenbaum II, 73, of The Dalles, died Tuesday.

Mr. Fiegenbaum was born in Geneva, Neb., and graduated in 1940 from Kearny [sic] Teacher's College in Nebraska.  He taught for a short time in Burns, Wyo., before joining the U.S. Army.  He served overseas in the 96th Division during World War II.

He married Alice Louise Steffgen on Nov. 15, 1943, in Medford, and they moved to Albany in 1955.  His wife died in 1982.

Mr. Fiegenbaum earned his master's degree in education from Oregon State University and taught at the Children's Farm Home until his retirement in 1980.

He collected jazz and swing records from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

Surviving are sons W. Edward III of Eugene; Michael and Patrick, both of Portland, Martin of the Dalles and John of Albany; daughter Susan Salveson of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

A sister died before him.

Burial of cremains will be at Willamette Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at AAsum Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Walsh officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Source: Albany Democrat-Herald, of Albany, Linn County, Oregon; 15 October 1991; volume 15, page 133. This transcription was prepared from a photocopy of the original provided by the Linn Genealogical Society.

William Edward Fiegenbaum, a resident of The Dalles and formerly a longtime resident of Albany, died at his home here on Tuesday 15 October.  He was 73.  Mr. Fiegenbaum was born 3 July 1918 in Geneva Nebraska to William E. and Maude (Montgomery) Fiegenbaum.  He was raised and graduated from high school in that community in 1935.  He then attended the Kearney State Teacher's College, now the University of Nebraska, at Kearney, graduating in 1940.  After college he served in the U. S. Army during World War II, returned home, and then later served during the Korean Conflict.  He married Alice Louise Stefgen in Medford, Oregon on 15 November 1943.  Together they lived in several communities until moving to Albany in 1955.  In 1960 Mr. Fiegenbaum began teaching at St. Mary's Academy in Albany, then moved to the Farm Home in Albany and taught there until he retired in 1980.  His wife preceded him in death in February of 1982.  He lived in Albany until moving to The Dalles in 1990 to be near his son.  Survivors include five sons Martin of The Dalles, William, Michael, Patrick and John all of Portland; one daughter, Susan Salveson of Klamath Falls and five grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held at the Aasum Funeral Home in Albany Saturday at 1 p.m.  Disposition was by cremation.  Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Source: The Dalles Chronicle, of The Dalles, Wasco County, Washington; 17 October 1991. This transcription and citation were provided by Frances Gretchen (Klein) Leenerts.

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