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Vernon C. Feddersen

August 9, 1923November 9, 2020

Vernon C Feddersen

On August 9, 1923, Vernon C Feddersen was born to Carl and Bertha Hirseland Feddersen in Center, Nebraska. Growing up in family of 8 brothers and sisters who all have preceded him in death, he developed his sense of humor and practical jokes. He joined the Navy during WW 2, serving in Pacific and Atlantic theater. Vernon retired after 20 years with the rank of Chief Petty Officer at Sanford Naval Air Station. He loved fishing the St. John‘s River, Puzzle Lakes and Black Hammock area, always someone wanted to go. He worked at Sanford Post Office for a number of years delivering mail to different areas in Sanford. He filled in where as needed, as an alternate route mail carrier. In 1963, Vernon had a house built in Lake Mary and started selling insurance like his father. He would retire after 37 years. He was a charter member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Sanford, Florida. Dad felt a civic responsibility, to give back to the community. Joining Lake Mary Rotary club, he held many club positions and maintained a perfect attendance throughout membership, being very proud of this fact. He received the Paul Harris award from Paul Harris, himself. He was very involved also with the Community Improvement Association of Lake Mary, building the first community center for local residents. He was a Charter member of Fleet Reserve Chapter 147 for over 60 years. Receiving many awards from these associations including Man of the Year in Lake Mary. Surviving is his wife Dorothy of 67 years, daughters, Dianne and Cynthia, 2 granddaughters Heather and Holli and 5 great grandchildren Joseph, Charlotte, Jett, Ray and Kira.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

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Donna & John Lake

November 15, 2020

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek during this difficult time.

Love you.

Kurt Borglum Borglum

November 11, 2020

I was in the Lake Mary Rotary Club just towards the end of Vern being in the club. I remember his sharp wit and just what a good guy he was.

Based upon old Rotary photos that have since been lost, I knew that Vern was the first cross dressing Rotarian. There was a picture of him in a coconut shell bra top and a grass skirt. A few have followed his tradition over the years.

If the family has any old photos involving the Rotary Club, please share them, as our stash of old photos was thrown out by the place we were meeting 20 years ago.

Jen Ferguson

November 11, 2020

The history of the Lake Mary Rotary Club can be traced back to the contributions of people such as Vern. He was not only a Charter Member of the 1973 founding of our Club, he was also instrumental in the movement to create the City of Lake Mary that was also chartered in 1973. He was a retired Navy veteran and continued to serve his country in a number of different capacities. He helped found the Lake Mary CIA (Community Improvement Association) and served as its President. He and his colleagues worked very hard to build the first Lake Mary Community Center. This center served as the “Hub” for many community events. One of the longest running events was the Rotary/CIA Thanksgiving smoked turkeys. For many years Vern served as the volunteer director for the Community Center. He was responsible for the oversight of the building until it was purchased by the City. Today’s Lake Mary Events Center is on the very site of the original Community Center. Vern loved his country, loved his City and loved our Rotary Club. He truly made a difference and our community is better because of him. He will be missed.

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