Samuel is survived by his parents, Philip and Frances Joann Feehan of Overland Park, Kansas; his wife Sonya, his children Nathanael, Benjamin (Jessica), Johanna Austin (Paul), and Elisabeth; two grandchildren, Erin and Oliver Feehan, and his siblings, John Feehan, Megan Leary, Maura Peterson, Daniel Feehan, Thomas Feehan, Bridget Gilbreath, Susan Gafney, Kimiko Feehan-Flores, Jennifer Stottle and Dennis Feehan. Samuel is preceded in death by his biological mother, and son Samuel Dominick.
Samuel was born on September 25th, 1957 in a rural village near Inchon, South Korea. By age two he had contracted polio and lived a lifetime with this disability and the need of walking aids. He gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1972 and spent a life time growing closer to Him. He was adopted by Philip and Joann in 1974 and came to the United States at that time. He graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 1976 and from the University Of Washington School Of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics. In 1983 he married Sonya Marie Koziuk, who he had met at the University of Washington. After moving to Spokane, WA, Samuel began working for Schindler’s Orthotics and Prosthetics as an orthotist. Over the next ten years he and Sonya welcomed three children into their home and they began home schooling them in 1992. In 1993 he moved his family to Lubbock, TX where he worked for four years as an orthotist/prosthetist for Lubbock Orthotics and Prosthetics and where another child, Dominick was still born in 1996. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 and welcomed Elisabeth Kezia into his family in 1998. He was employed until 2003 by Northwest Prosthetics and Orthotics. In 2003 he opened Master’s Orthotics and Prosthetics where he served his community until he retired in November of 2014.
Samuel is remembered by his children as an overcoming, hardworking and diligent father, employer, and professional who encouraged them to love their God and pursue their goals. His heart of compassion and love for his family became more and more evident over the course of his life and eventually overshadowed everything in the last two weeks of his life. Samuel was accomplished at breaking pencils with a single sheet of paper and took the secret of this feat to his grave, along with other martial arts abilities; though he was often asked by his children to teach them how to do it. He was also an avid gardener, birdwatcher, apiarist, and naturalist and often pointed out species of edible and medicinal plants to his friends and family. His smile was always ready and he was well loved by everyone he came in contact with. He was a generous and dedicated individual who loved the Lord and who was passionate about providing for his family, leaving a lasting legacy for his children, and caring for his land and animals. Throughout his life he enjoyed the outdoors and would spend hours fishing, hiking the beach and mountains, gardening, orcharding, and caring for his various poultry. He was an active and dedicated member of South Kitsap Alliance Church.