Benjamin J.R. Feltes
Senior Steward, Marion Lodge #6, 2021
Ben was born in 1993 and raised in the Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha area. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School class in 2012 and then went on to Eastern Illinois University on a scholarship and played four years of NCAA Division 1 soccer for the Panthers. At EIU, Ben was president of the Financial Management Association and co-founded the 5k fundraiser race “EIU Holiday Hustle” that raised over $11,000 in his 4 years at EIU and continues annually to raise money for local charities to this day. Ben graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with a B.S. in Finance.
Ben worked for Hy-Vee Inc. growing up, and recently joined the family business as a Financial Advisor with Heartland Investment Associates Inc. founded by his father, Ron, in 1987.
Ben was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 2015 by his Grandfather, Max Fitz, a 50 year Mason. Ben is an avid outdoorsman and reader, enjoys serving in his church and spending time with his wife and family.