|Leon Benhardt Feddersen
May 10, 1936–December 2, 2009
|Leon Feddersen was born in Anamosa, Iowa on May 10, 1936.
As a teenager Leon moved with his family to the Loveland area of Colorado. He finished high school in Loveland, and then graduated from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.
But even before graduating from CSU, he ran the Covered Wagon Restaurant in the Big Thompson Canyon and assisted his father in managing a Buffalo Ranch in Cedar Park above Drake. This set the pace for the host of entrepreneurial ventures that he was involved in throughout his life. Leon was the Manager of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, then the Executive Director of ESA Women International, then the Founder and Director of the ESWA World Center Foundation. In that capacity Leon developed the Million Dollar Bike Ride that benefited St. Jude's Hospital.
Following a brief directorship of Rocky Ridge Music Center, Leon established Ideas Unlimited, an advertising, design and development firm.
He was the developer/builder of over 25 residential projects in Estes Park, Ft. Collins and Loveland, as well as a number of resort properties including Cedarmont Lodge and the Northwest Nine Condominium project in Loveland. Leon owned and managed the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park twice before founding the Million Dollar Property Exchange and the Registry of Million Dollar Properties, both marketing projects for high value properties. Throughout his career he was a licensed real estate broker.
In 1961 Leon married Cynthia Pryor, Leon and Cindy had one daughter Kristi. The Feddersens were residents of the Loveland area, Carter Lake Ranch, Big Thompson Canyon and Estes Park.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia of Drake, CO., his daughter Kristi Crase and her husband Jeff, and their son Joshua, residents of the Denver area, and his sister Lora Tucker and her husband Dale of Tucson, Arizona.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Aspen Lodge, located at 6120 Hwy 7, in Estes Park, Co. Cremation has been completed.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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