732nd Ralph H. Feelhaver obit

Omaha World-Herald

Ralph H. Feelhaver, a World War II veteran and retired Omaha insurance executive, died Tuesday at age 91.

Feelhaver was proud of his 69-year marriage, his 38-year career with Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Co. and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, said his son, Rod Feelhaver.

Ralph Feelhaver was born in Hartington, Neb., and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1929.

He started his insurance career in Fremont and met his future wife, Phyllis, while collecting a premium from her parents. They were married in 1933. She survives him.

During the war, Feelhaver was a fireman and engineer in the 732nd Railway Operating Battalion, which supplied Gen. George Patton's 3rd Army.

In retirement, Feelhaver loved pheasant hunting and golfing. He shot two holes in one, his son said.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at John A. Gentleman Mortuary, 1010 N. 72nd St.

Other survivors include daughter Connie Paproski of Omaha; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and sisters Beulah Pierson of Grand Island and Rachel Epperson of Lincoln.