Edward “Doug” Fenner
Edward “Doug” Fenner, 85, resident of Fond du Lac, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Hospice Home of Hope, surrounded by his family. Doug was born on September 29, 1932, a son of Edward O and Rosina B (Fleury) Fenner. On May 21, 1955 he married Delores “Dee” Gannon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fond du Lac.
After high school, Doug joined the United States Army Paratroopers and served in the Korean War. After his discharge from the Army he married Delores and entered the Wisconsin Electronics Institute in Madison and earned his Associates Degree. He then was employed with Wisconsin Bell (AT&T) for thirty-five years. In 1991 he retired and returned to the Fond du Lac area.
Doug was a member of Holy Family Parish and worshiped at Sacred Heart Church where he was a past usher. He was a member of the American Legion Trier-Puddy Post #75, Disabled American Veterans and the Knights of Columbus Council #664. He also served as a volunteer at St. Agnes Hospital and the Loaves and Fishes Program.
He enjoyed music, especially Dixieland, and when younger, played in several local bands and the army band, with saxophone and clarinet. Camping, fishing and hunting were great times for him and his family.
Doug is survived by Delores, his loving wife of 63 years; six children, Tom (Patti) Fenner of Oshkosh, Jerry Fenner of Elkhorn, Judi (Jeff) Soukup of St. Peter, Randy (Peggy) Fenner of East Troy, Mark (Kelley) Fenner of Sussex and Matt Fenner of Oconomowoc, WI; eight grandchildren, Ben, Josh, Sam, Sara, Ashley, Chad, Nikki and Sydney; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10:00 until 11:30 AM.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac, at 12 noon on Tuesday June 12.
Memorial Donations are preferred in lieu of flowers and may be directed to the American Alzheimer’s Association or Holy Family Parish.
The family is grateful to the staff and volunteers at Harbor Haven Nursing Home and the Hospice Home of Hope for the compassionate care given to Doug and his family.
Online condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com