Son of James and Hazel (Beer) Felkner. Married Myrtle E. Koefoed on August 19, 1945 at the Janesville United Methodist Church in Janesville. Father of one son William Edward and two daughters Barbara Dianne and Joan Virginia. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.at the Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville, Iowa, with Rev. Gene Kubli and Rev. William Ballard officiating. Burial with full military honors followed at the Felkner Cemetery west of Centerville, Iowa.