Forest F. “Bud” Felger
November 03, 1926 ‒ June 28, 2015
ONTARIO: Forest F. “Bud” Felger passed away Sunday evening, June 28, 2015 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was 88.
He was born November 3, 1926 in Poland, Ohio to parents Clayton and Alice (Heck) Felger. After he graduated from Chagrin Falls High School, Bud proudly served his country during WWII by becoming a United States Merchant Marine working aboard the SS William Cushing.
Following WWII, Forest followed his heart and with just the shirt on his back, bravely moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Bud worked as a gas station attendant, as a surveyor, and police officer. While in Alaska, he loved to race and work on cars. Although living in Alaska was one of the most exciting times of his life, Bud relocated to Lyndhurst, Ohio where he continued his work as a police officer. Proudly serving as the first Police Chief of Ontario, Bud held the position as chief for over 20 years.
Bud enjoyed photography, amateur radio and big band music.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn (Prochaska) Felger of Ontario; children Scott Felger of Findlay, Karen Al-Farsi of Ontario, and Brett (Michaela) Felger of Ontario; grandchildren Ashley (Greg) Smith, Alex Felger, Jameel Al-Farsi, Bret Al-Farsi and fiancée Vicki Sepulveda Bello, Mitchell and Samantha Felger; great granddaughter Isabella Sepulveda Bello Al-Farsi.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Norma J. Ols and brother Willard T. “Pete” Felger.
A memorial gathering will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A private burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions in his memory to Fraternal Order of Police may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bud’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com