David L Feldwisch

January 24, 1952 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old


David Lewis Feldwisch Obituary


Jan 24, 1952 – Sep 11, 2022


David Lewis Feldwisch was born January 24, 1952, in Lima, Ohio, to Vernon and Joann (Lammers) Feldwisch.  He graduated from New Knoxville High School in 1970.  


He married the love of his life, Diane May, on September 25, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio. They were blessed with two sons, Philip Feldwisch and Peter Feldwisch, who reside in Houston, Texas.


David was preceded in death by his father Vernon and his brother Robert. His beloved mother, Joann, resides in New Knoxville, Ohio.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences of The Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1974.  He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the College of Law of The Ohio State University, graduating with honors in 1979.  He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and The Order of the Coif.


Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by Marathon Oil Company.  He started his career in Findlay, Ohio, and was transferred to Houston, Texas, in 1985, where he specialized in International Law. His illustrious career led him to spearhead projects around the world, including one of the largest offshore oil and gas developments, the Russian Sakhalin II Project.  He retired from Marathon Oil in 2013 as General Attorney.


He spent over a year in Ladbergen, Germany, between his undergraduate and law education.  He worked as a carpenter, became fluent in German, and remained a lifelong friend of his German family. He was very proud of his German roots since his ancestors immigrated from Ladbergen in the mid-nineteenth century, settling in New Knoxville, Ohio. 


David was an avid Houston Astros and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He was involved in the Democratic Party in Houston and volunteered as a lawyer to help those in need. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston and the First Church of New Knoxville.  


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Joseph J. Earthman Generations Funeral Home, 234 Westcott St. Houston, TX


Funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the First Church of New Knoxville, the Reverend Joel Bucklin, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville. 

Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Sunday at the church, and condolences may be sent to David’s family via

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is entrusted with David’s funeral arrangements.


The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Heifer International (


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September 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Church of New Knoxville
105 North Saint Marys Street
New Knoxville, OH 45871

Funeral Rites
September 18, 2022

2:00 PM
First Church of New Knoxville
105 North Saint Marys Street
New Knoxville, OH 45871


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