Reid Thomas Feldkirchner

Oct 5th, 1966 - Oct 31st, 2017


Helia Healthcare of Energy

Wed, Nov. 8th, 2017 2:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM

Reid Thomas Feldkirchner

Reid Thomas Feldkirchner, 51, died suddenly on October 27, 2017 in Energy, IL where he had lived for many years.

Reid was born October 5, 1966 at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago, to Harlan L. and Mary Ann Burdick Feldkirchner.

Reid was born with physical and cognitive challenges, along with a great personality and caring heart. He was accepting and courageous and had an excellent sense of humor. He touched many lives during his childhood, much of it spent at Goldie B. Floberg Center in Rockton, and later in southern Illinois where he lived and worked as an adult.

In his youth, he participated in the Special Olympics, and he always enjoyed outings. Throughout his life, spending time with people was what he liked most, especially when it involved joking and good-natured banter.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Larson of Springfield; brother, Drew (Jennifer) Feldkirchner and his niece, Meadow.

Reid was preceded in death by his brother, Ross Feldkirchner; father, Harlan Feldkirchner; and grandparents, Florence and Alvin Eichelberger.

Those who knew Reid are invited to an informal gathering to celebrate his life on November 8 from 2-4 PM at Helia Healthcare of Energy. A guestbook is available on the Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home website.

Reid’s family would like to thank everyone who took the time to get to know Reid over the years, especially staff at Helia Healthcare and Centerstone of Illinois. Many of you had a positive impact on his life, and for that we will be forever grateful.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Aimee Travelstead QIDP

    From: , Illinois

    Date: November 3, 2017

    Reid was one in a million. He was the kind of person who liked to joke with everyone, and enjoyed visiting with others. He brightened our days each morning, and I take comfort in knowing that he now rests in Heaven with the Lord. My life would not be the same had I not had the opportunity to work with and get to know Reid. May his days now be full and enriched with the love of God’s warmth.

  • Guest: Sheila

    From: , Illinois

    Date: November 3, 2017

    I had the opportunity to get to know Reid very well over the years. He was truly a bright spot in my morning routine. He was very good at reading people and always knew just what to say to help me have a good day. There has always been a special place in my heart for him. I hope that the family finds comfort in all the lives that he touched during his time.

  • Guest: Kari Taylor

    From: , Illinois

    Date: November 10, 2017

    I was Reid’s nurse for many years while he lived at the Goldie Floberg Center. He was always much more than just a “client” of mine, he was also my friend. He was always the first one to great me each morning with a huge smile and a question of how I was feeling that day. After he left our agency he would frequently call to check in and let us know how he was doing. Through the years we lost touch but I will never forget what a fun, loving and caring person he was.

  • Guest: Jolene Hall

    From: Rockton, Illinois

    Date: November 24, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of Reid’s passing. I worked with him for several years at Goldie Floberg. He was such a joy, and a pleasure to work with. He was always a good looking boy, as he became a man as well. I feel so blessed to have had him in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jolene (Luebke) Hall

  • Guest: bardjohnson

    From: benton, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2018

    He was a fine person to be around with