James Neil Feuer

Date of Death: May 11, 2010
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James Neil Feuer, 56, of West Lafayette, died at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence, due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig?s Disease). Born April 27, 1954, in South Bend, Ind., he was the son of Alvin B. Feuer of Roanoke, Va., and Gloria Stricklin of Winter Haven, Fla., who survive. HeContinue Reading

Jill Bitterly Bellaus left a message on March 16, 2011:
Something told me to google Jim&s name. I was going to reach out to him 2 years ago to say hello. I have always thought fondly of Jim and was sad he felt it better we did not keep in touch after we broke up. There were no hard feelings on my end. I always admired him. I was sorry to hear he had ALS, how awful. I am also sorry to see that it appears he never married after we broke up. I hope his life was happy, he deserved that. If a family member reaches out to me via email, send me a phone number as I would love to hear about Jim&s life over the last 20 years. I will never forget Jim, he made me smile and I have many lovely sweet gifts he gave to me - always treasured. I have been happily married for 20 years and have a 12 year old son. I hope all of the family is well - I remember you with fondness. Jill
Dawn (Florey) Cowen left a message on May 16, 2010:
I just read the rightup in the South Bend Tribune and wanted to send along my condolences to the family and
expecially Ellen. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It has been along time since Jennie (Rice) Laffoon and myself visited you in North
Carolina, but they are good memories of a fun visit.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Please take care.
Elaine Kendell left a message on May 15, 2010:
My condolences to the Feuer family. I met James through eHarmony in 2007. Last year he told me of his diagnosis and I was so very sorry to learn of it. He wrote of his plan for managing his disease and it was clear to me that the love he held in his heart for his family was the most important motivator for him in remaining calm, courageous and accepting. He shared with me in 2007 his love of the Yeats& poem, When You are Old. I share it with you now, not because James was blessed with years, but because the years he had were blessed with grace.

When You Are Old

WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face among a crowd of stars.

My deepest condolences to you all.

Elaine Kendell
South Bend, IN
Jacqueline LeKashman Smith left a message on May 14, 2010:
I was so sorry to read about Jim&s passing. I will always remember walking across the street (in Topsfield) and talking with Jim about various things. I remember him sharing all his memories that year he went abroad I believe my father contacted Jim&s family in Australia through a voice patch on his Ham radio..he helped me through some rough times as well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jacqueline (Jacki) LeKashman Smith(Priscilla & Larry LeKashmans daughter)
Donna Foster/Christopher left a message on May 14, 2010:

ear Bob,

We will attend the funeral.

Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jill (Eberle) Dyson left a message on May 13, 2010:
I used to work at Book World in the old Target Plaza in the mid 1990&s. Oh what fun we used to have. Jim always came in with a smile (and sometimes a BBQ pizza to share) and was truly a joy to work for. I am saddened by his passing and send my heartfelt condolences to the family.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Brown left a message on May 13, 2010:
Bob and Family,

Both Margene and I send our deepest condolences. May the sadness of this time be replaced by memories of joy and happiness that Jim and your family shared.

Deepest regards,

Tom Brown
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Julie Stewart left a message on May 13, 2010:
Dear Feuer Family,

I met Jim when we were in Singles Plus together in the early 1980s. He was one of the nicest guys I ever knew and remained a good friend ever since. His warm smile, welcoming attitude and savvy outlook were always a great lift to my spirit.

Never known to brag, it was all the more surprising to learn of his impressive accomplishments, too late to congratulate him for all his good works. I will miss seeing him around town, and wish he could have stayed with us much longer.

God is welcoming Jim home with open arms and healing the pain he suffered. I know we will all be together again, one day when the old gang is reunited. What a party we&ll all have then!

May God bless and keep you and yours in His grace and peace, forevermore.

Julie Stewart
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Tish Snyir left a message on May 13, 2010:
Bud, Bob and Ellen:
Drew and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Jim&s death. He was a big part of our lives when we lived in W. Laf. Ted and Mike, my children, always loved when Jim came over. He was always in a good mood and loved to kid around with them. Through Jim, we met all of you. You have our deepest sympathy. We will miss him.

Sincerely, Tish and Drew Snyir
Becky Hunt left a message on May 13, 2010:
I am so sorry about Jim, he was a a really nice person and I enjoyed working with the family at City News Stand.

My sister Linda, also wanted me to express to the family how sorry she is about Jim.

Our whole family wants the family to know they are in our thoughts and prayers, if they need anything - please contact me.
Linda Nettles left a message on May 13, 2010:

To Gloria, Bob, and Ellen:

We just wanted to let you know on behalf of all of us how much happiness we have felt in taking care of your family member, James. He was funny, smart, and loved to cook! It was easy to care for him this past month because we wanted to, and to love him as a human being. His heart was golden and we are sad to see him leave everyone. However, we know he will never suffer anymore and that brings joy to our hearts. He will always be remembered for so many things, but I think that what means the most is that he loved so many people and they loved him back. He made a difference in this lifetime and that matters. He will never be forgotten.

With sincere condolences,

Margaret Schwimer, President
Maria Clifton Linda Price
Linda Nettles Ann Cheatem
Sarah Pacific Melissa Bagsby
Kim Birmingham Jen Hittle
Karen Sammons
Stephanie Lambert
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Brenda Andres left a message on May 13, 2010:
Dear Bob,
I met Jim many years ago at the humane society, I introduced him to Zoe and Ivy who&s lives he saved by providing medical care and then adopting them (lucky, lucky cats)! Jim was a special,caring compassionate man who was not afraid to show his emotions. His passion and concern for animals made us friends immediately. Even though he was still greiving for his dear Taffy, he saw that Zoe and Ivy desperately needed help and he gave it without reservation.I will miss him and he will always be in my thoughts.If you need any help in caring for Jim&s kitties please let me know.
Brenda Andres
Robert and Wanda Housman left a message on May 12, 2010:
We would like you to know that our prays are with your family at this time.
We are so sorry for your lost. Wish we could have met each one of you. May God Bless you.

The Housman&s

Wanda and Bobby
Cindy Wiggs left a message on May 12, 2010:
Praying for your family at this time. I enjoyed getting to know James while he was at Westminster Village. We had several long heart to heart talks. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering. I&m so glad he was able to pass at home with his cats which is what he said all along he wanted to do. I will be forever thankful for having the chance to get to know him. God Bless.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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