Aug. 3, 1929 – June 21, 2012
TORRINGTON – LeRoy C. Feagler, 82, of Torrington, died on June 21 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
LeRoy was born on Aug. 3, 1929, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the son of Henry Sr. and Molly (Temple) Feagler. He attended school at Scottsbluff and in 1944 moved with his family to Torrington, where he continued his education.
He married Arlene Weickum at Torrington on Feb. 5, 1950, and the couple farmed south of Torrington and later in the Sheep Creek and Huntley areas. LeRoy and Arlene then bought a farm south of Torrington and one north of Torrington. The couple also owned and operated the Torrington Sod Farm.
LeRoy served on the Goshen Irrigation District Board of Directors for 22 years. He received the outstanding young farmer award, and he received the Headgate award from Four States Irrigation Council. LeRoy was also an FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. He enjoyed antique tractors and tractor pulls and liked to watch baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene, of Torrington; four daughters, Connie (Dennis) Schliske, of Virginia Beach, Va., Debbie James, of Torrington, Jacque (Paul) Howard of Aurora, Colo., and Julie Feagler, of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, Stephen (Debi) Feagler, of Torrington, and Jeff (Melinda) Feagler, of Torrington; two sisters, Irene Hoffman and Ruth Feagler, both of Scottsbluff; three brothers, Henry Feagler Jr., Lawrence (Mary) Feagler and David (Sandra) Feagler, all of Torrington; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Tara Feagler; grandson, Andrew Schliske; and sister, Lydia Keller.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery.
Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Colyer Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the casket will be open briefly prior to service time.
Memorials may be directed to either the First Congregational Church or to the Agriculture Technology Education Center at Eastern Wyoming College. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
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