Channing "Chan" Feller Thursday, March 1, 1928 - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Channing ”Chan” Feller, 89, of Santa Maria, CA, passed away on July 22, 2017.
Born in Kendallville, Indiana, on March 1, 1928, to Clarence “Chick” and Ruth Feller, his family moved to Kerman, CA, in 1945, where he met and married his wife, Jacque Huggins.
He was a fireman in Kerman for several years, where they started their family - son, Scott, and daughter, Kristi. The family moved near Barstow, CA, in 1954 where Chan was employed with PG&E as a meter inspector, and where son, Brian, was born.
In 1959, the family moved to Santa Maria where he joined his father, Chick Feller, in the operation of Santa Maria Bowl, a long time bowling alley in downtown Santa Maria which was in business until the 1970’s. Several generations of bowlers spent their leisure time here and remember the soda fountain located inside.
In 1963, Chan started his own business, Santa Maria Vending Service, which he operated for 43 years with Jacque and son, Brian. Operating his own business gave Chan much satisfaction, and with hard work, dedication, and integrity, the business continued to supply vending needs for companies on the Central Coast until they retired in March, 2006.
After retirement, Chan enjoyed working with tools and fixing anything that needed to be repaired. He was also an avid reader – reading the newspaper and novels were a daily pastime.
He is survived by Jacque, his wife of 69 years; son, Scott Feller of Buellton, CA; daughter, Kristi Sanford of Fresno, CA; son, Brian Feller of Santa Maria; grandchildren, Michael Feller, Alysha (Feller) Huerth, Adam Feller, Dylan Feller; and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jocelyn Sidney Roeser, and brother, Winton Feller.
Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the charity of your choice.


Scott, I am so sorry for the passing of your father. Meeting him just that one time I can tell he was an incredible man. My sympathies to you and your family. Also to your wonderful mother. What a legacy! 69 years of marriage! Something for her to cherish the remainder of her days. Love and prayers to you all. 

I remember Chan coming into the Santa Maria Post Office to service his vending machines.  Every Christmas season he would allow us to have free hot beverages as a way of saying "Merry Christmas"  to all of us postal employees.  My prayers and thoughts are with the family.  

Scott, very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless all you.

Steve - thanks for the blessing.  He will be missed by our family and others.