Peter Wolfgang Fedder, age 69, passed away on October 24, 2023. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Pete, or “Pops” as he was known to many, was born on March 26, 1954 in Schwerin, Germany. He came to America when he was about seven years old and became a naturalized American citizen at the age of twelve in 1966. As a young man he was a golden glove boxer. He served as a medic in the United States Air Force from 1972-1978. He was also the proud owner of a successful printing company and was a devoted employer for over twelve years. He married Anna (Shears) Fedder in Tucson, Arizona on June 21, 1972. They were happily married for fifty years.
Pete enjoyed hiking and exploring the Colorado trails and was a known philosopher, studier, an amazing poet, and artist. He was passionate about learning and gaining knowledge, and it was common to see him reading eight or nine books at one time depending on which room he was in. He loved studying the word of God and discussing Jesus to anyone who would listen. He was drawn to people who never quite fit in, who were troubled, and who were broken and hurting. Probably because he always felt a little broken himself. He had a quiet way about him, and those he spent time with always walked away feeling a little more loved, a little more encouraged, and a little bit better. Sitting on the back porch with a soda and a cigarette was where almost all of the “words of wisdom” were dispensed. If you didn’t know Jesus, you surely would after spending any amount of time with Pete.
He is survived by his loving wife, Anna; his four children: Vince (and Edie) Grizzle, Brandy (and Jeff) Hickmott, Peter (and Sara) Fedder, Matthew (and Heather) Fedder; his beloved brothers, John, David, and Robert Phillips; his grandchildren: Shelbie, Tanner, Kyala, Brice, Zeb, Brenden, Neesha, Jesse, Ezra, Taylor, Matthew Jr., Amos, Christian, Olivia, and Eisley; as well as thirteen great grandchildren; and other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Shirley Phillips.
Pete loved Jesus, and Jesus loved him. Dad, you will be sorely missed.
A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Shrine of Remembrance, “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. A burial with military honors will be held for the family at 1:00PM, Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925. A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Heart of the Springs Church, 2726 North Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.