Harold "Hap" Feldman

March 26, 1934November 8, 2013
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Harold “Hap” Dean Feldman, age 79 of West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on Friday, November 8, 2013. He was born on March 26, 1934 in West Salem to Goldie Irene (Knust) and Fred “Fritz” William Feldman. He was inducted into the Air Force as an Airman 1st Class at the end of WWII; however did not go into combat. He was a proud Veteran. Hap graduated college with a Bachelors’ Degree in Education and spent two years teaching in Spearfish, SD then two years teaching at Edwards County High School. On June 3, 1966 he married Carolyn Ruth Nunn in Odessa, TX and then spent the balance of his 32 year teaching career at West Salem Grade School. He was a member of the West Salem Masonic Lodge #866 and considered is Masonic brothers his family. Hap also enjoyed sports and coaching ball and was inducted into the Edwards County Sports Hall of Fame. He thoroughly enjoyed his coaching career, especially teaching young athletes. He was a great husband, father and grandpa and will truly be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Roy and Jimmy. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, two sons: Micheal Feldman and Todd Feldman, all of West Salem, grandsons: Dalton Feldman of Jacksonville, IL and Austin Feldman of West Salem. He is also survived by one aunt, Frances Bowen of Parkersburg, IL. Funeral service for Harold “Hap” Feldman will be conducted by the West Salem Masonic Lodge #866 at 2Pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at the Moravian Cemeter with Military Rites. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home. His family requests that memorials may be made to the West Salem Masonic Lodge #866 Building Fund. Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Harold "Hap" Feldman

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mike murphy and family

November 13, 2013

sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family,

Julie (Mitchell) Henshaw

November 12, 2013

I am so sad to hear of Mr. Feldman's passing. He was a wonderful teacher and I will always remember him fondly. My thoughts are with Carolyn, Michael, Todd and the rest of the family.

Mary Tate

November 11, 2013

Mr Feldman will be missed greatly. I will never forget all the memories between our families and the great times that my Daddy and him had. May the presence of the Lord comfort all of you in this difficult time.

Margaret j Luthe Bringa

November 10, 2013

Me Feldman. God needs a great history teacher in heaven. I will never forget we were reading Ricky Tickee Tavee a snake story. Then mr Feldman pulled down the maps that covered the chalkboard and someone had put some tissue so then had unrolled them we all jump even Mr Feldman!

Ron& Joyce Gawthorp

November 10, 2013

We were so sorry to learn of Harold's passing. Carolyn and Family our best wishes to you. Hap was one terrific guy, a great friend and a Master-ful Mason. He was also a great friend, a great coach and a good guy. We think of all of you often.

November 10, 2013

I am sorry hap was a very good man and one of my favorite teachers.

anna heldenbrand

November 10, 2013

Anna Marie Heldenbrand (Lott)

Gerald and Melba Knust

November 10, 2013

Carolyn and family:
Sorry to hear of "Hap's" passing. May he rest in peace.
May you be touched by the comforting hand of God.
Gerald and Melba Knust

Joni and Rick Campbell

November 10, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.