Jon R. Felker, 81, of Grand Island died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at CHI Health St. Francis.

To honor Jon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no local services. Burial will take place in Urbana, Iowa, on July 8.

All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.

 Mr. Felker was born July 2, 1935, at Vinton, Iowa, the son of Harold and Ruth (Nichols) Felker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 2014; his parents; stepchildren, Richard Adams Jr., Michael Adams and Patricia Adams; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; and an infant brother, James.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Dianna (Gene) Whitehead of Grand Island; daughters, Luanne Vredenberg of Vinton, Iowa, and Lynette Felker of Oskaloosa, Iowa; grandchildren, Anthony Matero, Brian Matero, Nicole Adams, Jeremy Freemon, Travis Pettit, Veria Votroubek, Joshua Swartz, Terek Vredenberg and Christopher Vredenberg; many great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Felker.

Jon was raised at Urbana, Iowa, where he graduated from Urbana High School. On June 9, 1973, he was united in marriage to C. Patricia (Ayotte) Adams. While living in Urbana, he worked for a machine shop in Cedar Rapids, retiring after over 40 years of service. Following retirement, they moved to Grand Island to be close to family.

He was a lifelong member of Urbana Christian Church.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to