Lawrence James “Feez” Feezel, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, after a well-lived life. He began life Oct. 20, 1942, in Union, the seventh of 13 children born to Floyd and Alice (Bogard) Feezel.
On Nov. 4, 1961, he married Mary Rita Daly; he never did figure out how he pulled that off.
He was a lifelong resident of McHenry County, a past president of the Woodstock Jaycees, a member of Laborers’ Union Local 25, a popular karaoke singer, founder of Minuteman Press of Crystal Lake, a devout White Sox, Bears, Bulls, Hawks, Huskies, Illini, Cubs and Wolves fan and a great guy.
Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was helping create the concrete outer skin for the new Comiskey Park.
Survivors include: five children, Gary, Woodstock, Teri, Littleton, Colo., Brian, Woodstock, Dan (Cheryl), Oakwood Hills, and Sean, Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Loretta “Texas” Vela and Judy Hansen, Woodstock; 10 grandchildren, Taylor (Dan), Cailey, Jordyn, Cory, Devin, James, Elaine, Sammy, Madison and Connor; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a grandson, Ryan.
A visitation followed by a brief service celebrating his life was held Dec. 13 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. Visitors were encouraged to wear White Sox attire.
Interment was at McHenry County Memorial Park.