Doris M. Feather, 93 of Eau Claire passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire.

Doris was born to Peter and Agnes (Arneson) Peterson on December 25, 1924 in Eau Claire. She met her husband Charles “Chick” Feather when he was stationed here for the Army during WWII. They were each with friends walking through a park when they passed each other, and both turned around. They talked and fell in love. They kept in touch when Charles went overseas and got married after the war ended. Doris loved to sew. She bowled and golfed way into her 80s. Doris loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart and soul. In her 90s she moved to Oakwood Hills Retirement Community and made many friends there. She worried about them when they weren’t well and had fun with them every day.

Doris is survived by her daughters: Jeanne Feather, Susan Feather, and Linda (Phil) Frosch; son Charles (Cheryl) Feather; granddaughters Kristin (Dan) Allman and Kelly (John) Veldhuis; grandsons: Kevin, Chad, and Jason Feather; and great-granddaughters Morgan and Madison.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Charles Feather Sr., parents Peter and Agnes (Arneson) Peterson, brothers Orville and Raymond, and sisters Alice and Arlene.

Memorials should be directed to the American Heart Association for women’s heart research.

A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm.  Burial to follow services at Prairie View Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Family and friends may leave online condolences at


  1. I love this picture of Doris! My deepest sympathies to you all. Some of my best childhood memories are those I spent at your house. Your mom was always so happy and kind. I’ve enjoyed keeping in touch with her and missed our talks the last couple of years. I’m thinking of you all and wish I could be there Saturday to give you each a hug. May God comfort you and keep you always. Love, Carol

  2. Some of my fondest childhood memories are with her. She was generous, loving and uncommonly kind. She never missed a single one of my childhood milestones and graciously took me in when I needed a place to live in college. She was quiet, thoughtful and looking back, stronger than I could ever hope to be.

    She was a woman with heart, sometimes feisty, always loving. I share her love of books, babies and cheesy television shows. She was sharp and cheerful well into her 80s, had an endearing sense of humor and was a kick-ass bowler!

    Oh Grandma, you are so loved.

  3. Doris was a great neighbor, ‘roofmate’ and friend and I will miss her. My sympathies go out to the whole family on your loss.

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