Ben Feltes


Benjamin J.R. Feltes
Junior Steward, Marion Lodge #6, 2020

Ben was born in 1993, here locally in the Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha area. He was raised here in town, and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School class of 2012.

He went on to Eastern Illinois University on 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 now has joined his father (Ron, founder of HIA, in 1987) in the family business as a Financial Advisor with Heartland Investment Associates Inc.

Ben was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason by his Grandfather, and 50 year Mason: Max Fitz in 2015. Ben is an avid outdoorsman and reader, enjoys serving in his church and spending time with his wife and family.

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