Dr. Michael J. Feder, 49, of Stilwell, KS, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the University of Kansas Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Thursday, November 29th, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS 66223; Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call 5:30-8:30 PM Wednesday, November 28th at the church with a Rosary being said at 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Gotta Have HOPE, Inc, EIN #27-3417682,16340 Dearborn Dr., Stilwell, KS 66085 or Camp Kateri Tekakwitha Scholarship Fund, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, 12612 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109.
Michael was born November 27, 1962, in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from St. Louis Univ. High School in 1981. He received his medical degree from UMKC and completed his Emergency Medical Residency at Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp. in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Feder was an Emergency Physician at St. Joseph Medical Center, Chairman of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine1997-2002, President-elect of the Medical Staff 2003-2004, President of the Medical Staff 2005-2006, and Chief Medical Officer of Carondelet Health 2006-2008. Dr. Feder was also called Coach Feder for the past 15 years as a volunteer soccer coach for BVSC and St. James Academy. He was an active member of St. Michael the Catholic Parish, Leawood, KS. In 2008, Dr. Feder and his family founded Gotta Have HOPE, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed to create opportunities for impoverished communities now serving the poor in remote areas of Uganda.
Michael is survived by his wife of 21 years, Joyce M. Feder, children Emily, Jonathan, Annelise, parents Thomas J. & Carolyn L. Feder, brother Daniel G. Feder, sister Tracy M. Tate and numerous extended family members. Mike respected and was humbly grateful to all of the outstanding medical professionals who fought for his life at St. Joseph Med. Center, KU, Duke, MD Anderson, UCLA, and NIH. He is thankful for the dedication of his prayer warriors throughout his journey. Fedstrong forever!
(Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)