Bloomington, Illinois – Selma Ruth Feicke, 98, of Bloomington, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Heritage Health in El Paso.
A celebration gathering will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Luke Union Church in Bloomington with a celebration of life service beginning at 3:00 p.m. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to St. Luke Union Church or the American Red Cross.
Selma was born February 16, 1921 in Bloomington, a daughter of Oscar and Laura Kelch Haeffele. She married Arthur D. Feicke on November 19, 1944 at St. Luke E&R Church in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1984.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Delores McClure, Alfred Haeffele, and Richard Haeffele.
Survivors include her three sons, Dennis (Mary Katherine) Feicke of Bloomington, Gary (Kathy) Feicke of Tampa, Florida, and Jon (Anne) Feicke of Fishers, Indiana; grandchildren, Kimberly Feicke of Portland, Oregon, Denise (Mike) Verplaetse of Bloomington, Mindy (Chuck Scherbaum) of Chicago, Joel (Trish) Feicke of Tampa, Florida, Elizabeth Feicke and Emily Feicke of Fishers, Indiana, and Benjamin Feicke of Bloomington, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Laura Verplaetse of Bloomington, Kathryn Verplaetse of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Eric Verplaetse of US Marine Corps, and Arthur Scherbaum of Chicago.
Selma spent her first 46 years in Bloomington, Illinois before relocating to Richmond, Indiana. In Bloomington, she worked at State Farm and relocated briefly to Texas while her husband was in the military before being sent overseas. In 1967, they moved to Richmond where she was a longtime volunteer at Reid Hospital accumulating over 10,000 volunteer hours. She was also active in the Garden Club and longtime financial secretary for the Earlham Heights Presbyterian Church. Selma returned to Bloomington in 2008 where she resided at Evergreen Place until recently.
Selma was resilient, independent and adapted to all the changes life provided. She treasured her family and loved Indiana and Purdue basketball games.