March 29th, 1938 - July 17th, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Dale “Butch” T. Feia, age 78, who passed away Sunday at his home. Rev. Scott Pogatchnik will officiate and burial will be at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Holdingford. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Thursday also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Dale Thomas Feia was born March 29, 1938 in Holdingford to Edmund & Bernice (Scepaniak) Feia. He married Helen Seitz on Nov. 27, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. Butch served his country in the Army National Guard for seven years. He worked as a Correctional Counselor and Supervisor for the Department of Corrections for 23 years, retiring in March of 1993. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Holdingford American Legion Post #211, and St. Cloud Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #622. Butch enjoyed going to auctions, collecting antiques, fishing, and hunting. He was strong willed, tough and intelligent. Butch was a man you could always depend on and he found sentiment in the simple things in life. Butch was honest, had a heart of gold and truly left a legacy that will always be remembered.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Helen of Sauk Rapids; sons, Greg (Tracy March-Feia) of Sauk Rapids and Chuck (Emily) of Rice; sister, Darene Cekalla of Sartell; and grandchildren, Hunter, Priscilla, Leon and Onnolee. Butch was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Valeria Feia, Donald Feia, Delores Sauer and David Feia.