Obituary for Todd A. Fief

Todd A. Fief, 56, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Atlantic Specialty Care.

Todd Anthony Fief was born on October 11, 1961, in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Larry Melvin and Linda Kathleen (Donnelly) Fief. In 1966, the family moved to Atlantic for the unique educational opportunities that were available. Todd began school at the age of six in a five-room residential school house supported by the Atlantic School System. His teachers were Margaret Reimer and Colleen Hansen. He later attended the Pymosa District School House until the age of 21.

Todd lived at the Lutheran Group Home until moving to his permanent residence on East 7th Street. While there he lived with three roommates, Jack, Barry and Paul who soon become like brothers to him. He worked at Cass Incorporated for 34 years, from 1981 to 2015. In 2015, he began living with his mother, Linda, and in June of 2017, moved to Atlantic Specialty Care.

Todd was a member of both SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was very active in the community; always wanting to do his best. He was an avid sports fan; football being his favorite. Todd typically rooted for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones or the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but that varied depending on who he was talking with. Todd loved to give hugs, he never knew a stranger and was always up for conversation! He also enjoyed participating in sports; especially bowling at the Special Olympics where he earned many gold medals. Some of the things Todd loved besides his family and friends were donuts, country music and Walt Disney.

Todd is survived by his mother, Linda of Atlantic; sister, Terri Hopkins and her husband, Dennis of Creston; brother, Perry Fief of Atlantic; nieces, Bailey, Bridget and RaeAnne Hopkins; aunts and uncles, Pat (Jerry) Istas, Christine (Kenny) Marcotte, Julie Balderson, Tom (Carol) Donnelly, Carol Fief and Ron Fief; and many cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Larry and his grandparents, Elmer and Dell Fief and Earl and Chi Donnelly.

Visitation with the family present will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Roland Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic. Burial will be in the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are encouraged to be given to the family for later designation to causes that were close to Todd’s heart.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Todd’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Todd A. Fief

BORN
October 11, 1961 - Concordia, Kansas

ENTERED INTO REST
January 6, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
56 years, 2 months, 26 days

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church - Atlantic, Iowa

CELEBRANT
Father Chinna Devaraj

LECTOR
Bill Lippincott

GIFT BEARERS
Bailey, Bridget and RaeAnne Hopkins

ORGANIST
Elsa Casey

CANTORS
Pat Casey and Diedre Casey

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
Processional - “Here I Am, Lord” #686
Offertory - “I Will Raise Him Up (Bread of Life)” #821
Communion - ”Amazing Grace” #612
Recessional - “How Great Thou Art” #494

SPECIAL MUSIC
“In This Very Room” RaeAnne Hopkins

CASKET BEARERS
John Hepler
Troy Hepler
Ann Britson - Davis
Gene Schmeling
Steve Herrington
Brad Strouth

HONORARY BEARERS
Jack Figgins
Barry Fiscus
Paul Davis
Nick Dankert
Duane Petty
All Todd’s Caregivers at Atlantic Specialty Care

INTERMENT
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

Todd’s family invites and encourages everyone to join
them for lunch at the Parish Center.


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