Charles Leon Fedinec: 1943-2005

Charles Leon Fedinec died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at his home. He was 62.

Charles Leon Fedinec was born May 2, 1943, in Craig to Charles and Louise (Knez) Fedinec.

Leon was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1961. Leon attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, where he received a degree in animal husbandry with a minor in English. Leon married Marjean Peterson on April 22, 1966, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to this union their children Jorn and Kia were born. Marjean died in September 1994. Leon married Mary Jackson on Aug. 21, 1999, in Craig. Leon was a rancher and developer who operated the family ranch south of Craig until his death. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding. He was a former member of the Craig Elks Lodge.

Leon is survived by his wife, Mary Fedinec of Craig; daughter, Kia Fedinec of Craig; son, Jorn (Jennifer) Fedinec of Las Vegas; grandchildren Zachary, Sydney, and Cheyenne; mother, Louise Fedinec of Craig; sister, Edith Halpern of Chicago; stepdaughters, Janeil Boren of Craig and Sharae Boren; step-granchildren Cassie, David, and Tyler; step-great grandson, Tyler; and mother in law, Ina Jackson of Craig.

Leon was preceded in death by his father, Charles Fedinec.

A rosary was recited Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 14, 2005, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Jose Saenz as celebrant.

Remarks were by Pastor Robert Snavely, and the organist was Anne Carr.

Selections were “One More Time,” “God On The Mountain,” and “What A Way To Spend Forever,” by Loretta Earle, and “On Eagles Wings” by Ashley Daigle.

Pallbearers were Tom Madsen, Geral Fedinec, Jim Showalter, Tom Knez, Blaine Bradshaw, John Weigel, Bob Deakins, and Rich Deakins.

Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgeview Church of God in care of Grant Mortuary.

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