Felix Rangel was born in Volt, Texas on March 31, 1924 and died in Forsyth, Montana on January 17, 2021. As a young boy he moved to Montana with his parents, Victor and Amalia Rangel and three brothers where he completed his education.
In 1945, Felix married Frieda Fahrenbruck who passed away in 1989. From this union they had four children: Gloria Polley, Norma (Bob) Wegmann, Ben Rangel (good friend Glenna), and Connie (Bart) Kraus. They have seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
On January 18, 1997, he married Marie Willems. Marie’s children are George (Kathy) Fahrenbruck, Mary Fahrenbruck, Michelle (Bruce) Sorenson, Bill (Lori) Fahrenbruck, Janice (Chuck) Stepp and fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Felix loved listening to Mexican music, his large family and especially enjoyed being with all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. For many years, he enjoyed golfing every day. He was most proud of his farming and raising cattle on his Hammond Valley farm. He was kind to everyone, had a good sense of humor, and never knew a stranger. Felix was a member of the Immaculate Conception Perish, an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Forsyth Country Club.
He was employed by the City of Forsyth as the Water Plant Manager for 35 years until retirement in 1985.
Felix is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Frieda, daughter in law, Rhonda Rangel; son in law, David Polley; daughter, Linda Rangel; one sister and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, all their children; sister, Mary Ortega; brothers, Sam, Gilbert, Daniel, and Victor Rangel.
Donations can be made to the Forsyth Food Pantry.
Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1-6 PM at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Private Rosary will be held at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth at 6:00 PM. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Forsyth at 11:00 AM. Private Rite of Committal will follow. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted with arrangements, to leave condolences for the family, visit our website at www.stevensonandsons.com.