Dorene M. Feldewerd, 80, of Meire Grove, passed away from heart failure with family by her side Nov. 16, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial was  Nov. 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Dorene Margaret Bueckers was born July 3, 1941, in Melrose to Clem and Loretta (Rakotz) Bueckers. She was united in marriage to Erwin Feldewerd Sept. 12, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Dorene worked on a turkey farm near New Munich for 40 years but mostly spent her time raising her family. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich and the Christian Women. Dorene enjoyed flower gardening, working word find puzzles and baking bread and cookies. She loved spending time with her family and especially loved spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Erwin Feldewerd, of Meire Grove; children Jim (Deb) Feldewerd of Melrose, Steve Feldewerd of Sauk Rapids, Dan (Janet) Feldewerd of Grey Eagle, Gary (Ashley) Feldewerd of New Munich, Lisa (Darrel) Maus of Freeport, and Leon (Sue) Feldewerd of Melrose; 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Arlene Feldewerd of Avon; brothers and sisters Ervin Bueckers (friend, Shirley) of Melrose, Lorene (Aloys) Feldewerd of Melrose, Alvin (Sally) Bueckers of Albany, Ron (Sheila) Bueckers of Oklahoma, Tony (JoAnn) Bueckers of Texas, Dan (Geri) Bueckers of Melrose, and Clem Bueckers, Jr., of Melrose; and sisters-in-law Donna Bueckers of St. Rosa and Charla Bueckers of Melrose.

Dorene was preceded in death by her parents; son Kenneth Feldewerd June 9, 2018; brothers Tommy, David, Sylvester and Eugene Bueckers; sister-in-law Bertha Bueckers; and daughters-in-law Mary and Pam.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.                            P-47-1B