Rev. Charles W. Felton

March 19, 1924February 25, 2013

REV. CHARLES FELTON, 88, of Fort Wayne, went home to our Lord on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Born and baptized into God's family in Akron, Ohio, Charles graduated from Concordia Lutheran Academy, Fort Wayne in 1942; Concordia Junior College, Fort Wayne, in 1944; and Concordia Senior College, St. Louis, Mo., in 1949. Charles met Eileen Borchelt at a Concordia football homecoming game in 1947, and they were married at Zion Lutheran Church, in Fort Wayne shortly after his 1949 graduation from the seminary. Charles was ordained as a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor in Utica, S.D., and served churches in Watsonville, Calif., Portland, Ore., Richmond, Calif. and South Bend, Ind. Upon retirement, Charles and Eileen moved to Fort Wayne in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eileen (Borchelt) Felton; sons, Paul (Elizabeth) Felton of St. Louis, David Felton of South Bend and Steven (Faith) Felton of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Kyle, Isaiah, Samuel, Ezekiel, Charity, and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Effie Felton; daughter, Sandra Felton-Roberts; brother, Frederick Felton; and sister, Grace Riehl. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, Valparaiso University c/o the Sandra Felton-Roberts scholarship fund, Valparaiso, Ind. or donor's choice. To view pictures and sign the online guestbook, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

Rev. Charles W. Felton

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Julie Perkins (Gray)

March 6, 2013

There are many wonderful memories that I shared with Pastor and his family. Pastor was the best and always made me feel a part of his church family. I wish comfort and love for Eileen, Paul, David, Steven and their families. Thank you for being a part of my life.

March 3, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I remember when you all first came to St. Paul's. I was in Pastor's catechism classes. Lots of good memories. He helped me be the Lutheran that I am today. Thank you Pastor Felton and Family.
Sylvia Voss Catanzarite

Laura, Marty, Missy Herrick

March 1, 2013

To all the Felton Family - The Herrick girls are praying for God's peace to encompass you as you share in the glory of a fellow saint being called home.

March 1, 2013

Pastor Felton earned his wings by helping me and many others through our catechism classes. I truly never thought I was going to be able to get confirmed were it not for the extra classes that he held for me. I pray that Eileen and the family feel the Lords loving hands comforting them. God bless each of you!

-Kelly McConnell Cowsert

Fred Behrmann

February 28, 2013

Eileen and all the Felton family, As you commend Charles to God's unfailing love, know that Fred and all the Behrmann family hold you in prayer, and we send you our special love.

February 28, 2013

To Eileen and children, please know that you are in my prayers. I have many great memories of you as Pastor served St. Paul, South Bend. He was instrumental in developing my music talent and becoming the church organist. I will always be so grateful for that. As we do not want our loved ones to be apart from us we do know that he is at peace and has returned home. We will all meet together again as God calls each and every one of us.
Marilyn Cabana, South Bend, IN

Kathy Balder

February 28, 2013

My condolences to you and your family, May the Lord be with you comfort , strength may have a sense of His nearness to you and family during this time of sorrow God Bless you..Love you

Lori Chaney

February 28, 2013

Dave and Family - you all are in our thoughts & prayers the next few days as you remember the fond memories and love that your Dad gave you and others. With Love, Pat, Lori, Deane, Chip, Lisa, Alayna & A.J.

February 28, 2013

The church has lost a faithful worker, but we can't feel sorry for him. His work is done, and it was well done. He now has all eternity to enjoy his rewards. But I'm sorry for your loss, Eileen. May God bring you comfort and strength and keep you in his care until you and Chuck are reunited. Pastor (retired) Ed Meyer

Diane Schick

February 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Pastor Felton. You baptized me at age 7 along with my late father and I will always remember the wonderful Pastor who began my lifelong Lutheran faith with our famiy. Prayers and comfort to your family.