Dr. James Edward Feld, DDS

Dr. James Edward Feld, DDS

December 17, 1932 – January 18, 2019

Dr. James Edward Feld, DDS, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2019, with Betty, his wife of thirty-nine years, at his side. He was born in Oelwein, Iowa, to Dr. John W. Feld and Esther Crahan Feld on December 17, 1932. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951.

Jim studied Science with a major in Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame and then attended St. Louis University School of Dentistry where he was awarded DDS in 1958. Following Dental School, Dr. Feld served his country as a Staff Dentist in the U.S. Army. He returned to Oelwein following his father’s death to assist family and continue his father’s practice. In 1964 Dr. Feld was a Democratic candidate to represent Iowa’s second congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dr. Feld served fellow veterans as a Dentist at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Omaha and Des Moines. During his retirement Jim enjoyed playing golf and volunteering for the Des Moines Crime Stoppers as well as traveling with Betty and spending time with family.

Dr. Feld is survived by his wife, Betty Feld, whom he married on October 26, 1979. He is also survived by nephews, Stephen Feld (Julie) and Daniel Feld; nieces, Angela Wilkinson (Blake) and Terese Fisher (John); grandchildren: Lindsay, Kirsten, Nick and Jennifer; and great-granddaughter, Riley.  Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Michael, and his sisters, Mary Agnes and Janet.

VISITATION begins on Thursday, Jan. 24th at 4pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, Jan. 25th at 10:30am, St. James Catholic Church, 4720 N. 90th St.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.  Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church and Nebraska Humane Society.



  • Terese Fisher Posted January 23, 2019 4:35 pm

    Uncle Jim was a wonderful man. I will always remember great Political debates as well as fun banter when any Feld’s were together. He gave me a great role model for his great devotion to his pets, that I am continuing today. Jim will truly be missed.

  • Linda ILL Posted January 25, 2019 10:12 am

    My deepest sympathies to Betty. I’m sorry, Betty, I just read about Jim’s death in the Des Moines paper this morning. Our many fun evenings talking about politics and the state of the country and the culture-over a couple of beers-in your family room over the years provided so many good and funny memories! And sharing our Catholic faith with each other was such a blessing! We will miss you, Jim! May the Angels lead you to Paradise, and may your soul rest in eternal peace!

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