Obituaries – 06-22-2011

Clarence Franklin Felger

Clarence Franklin Felger, 93, of Bradenton, died June 16. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and he moved to Bradenton in 1958 from Garwood, N.J.

Mr. Felger was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No. 2188, the Elks Lodge No. 1511 and American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24.

Memorial service was held June 20. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Manatee County Meals on Wheels. Condolences maybe be made at

Mr. Felger is survived by his wife, Marion J., and several nieces and nephews.

William ‘Bill’ Pierce

William “Bill” Pierce, 93, of Holmes Beach, and formerly of Scranton, Pa., died May 25.

Mr. Pierce and his late wife Betty resided in Bardonia, N.Y., most of their married life, and moved to their “Shangri-La” on Anna Maria Island 15 years ago.

A service for family and friends will be announced at a later date. The family is being served by Covell Funeral Home of Bradenton.

Mr. Pierce is survived by daughter Lisa and husband Andrew Sheridan of Holmes Beach; son Donald and wife Charlene of Mine Hill, N.J.; sister-in-law Emily Batluck-Auld of Saddle River, N.J.; and nieces and nephews in several states.

Douglas L. Thieleke

Douglas L. “Doug” Thieleke, 69, of Holmes Beach and Grimes, Iowa, died June 15. He was born Oct. 28, 1941, in Manning, Iowa.

He graduated from Urbandale High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Navy 1960-1964. He opened and operated his own brokerage firm, Forest Securities, for 32 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota or to the charitable organization of one’s choice. There will be a private family service later.

Mr. Thieleke is survived by wife Kathryn; brother David and wife Pauline; sister Mary Kaye Orr; children Melissa and husband Greg Robinson, Bryan, Tana and husband Rusty Clark, and Tara and husband Les Mosley; 10 grandchildren, two nieces and four nephews.

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