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Kenneth K. Fenske

August 11, 1934 - July 11, 2023

Kenneth K. Fenske Kenneth K. Fenske
  • Funeral
  • July 22, 2023 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N 5th Ave St. Charles, Il

Ken Fenske, age 89, loving husband of Janice E. Weisenborn for 67 years.

Proud father of Maurenne E. (deceased), Kai (Suzanne) and Carl (Joan); grandfather of Erik, Kyle, Kevin, Vivienne, Adam and Nathan; uncle to many nephews.

Preceded in death by his sister Barbara Schwarz.

Ken was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended St. John Lutheran School and North Park Academy in Chicago, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Wright Jr. College in Chicago. He played basketball and belonged to the synchronized swimming team along with long time friend Glen MacArthur.

He served with the US Army Security Agency at Ft. Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts from 1960-63. He was a member of IBEW #134, Mason Ben-Hur Lodge 818, Medinah Shrine Temple, Fox Valley Shrine Club, Veterans Group of Silver Glen Senior Living, Antioch Lions Club and Bethlehem Lutheran Church and choir.

Ken loved being an usher for the Shriners Hospital in Chicago. He loved Loon Lake, boating, raking beach front and taking grandchildren for rides on the tractor but what brought him greatest joy was dancing with his wife Janice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 North Fifth Ave, St. Charles.


Donal Patrick Barlow from Spring Grove, IL

"Deepest sympathies to Jan and family. I loved sitting by Ken in choir. He was such a playful and joyful man. And a sharp dressed man too. God bless you all."

Richard’ schlake from Antioch, IL

"We will miss you, Ken. You were such a faithful servant/leader. I say goodbye to my old army buddy in ASA. We remember your leadership of the Meals-on-Wheels team from St. Stephen. Pease to you and your family. Dick schlake"

Howard and Mary Geier from BRISTOL, WI

"So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. What an inspiring person to be around. He will be missed, but he is at peace now. Loved his laugh and smile."

Richard and Joyce Olsen from Antioch, IL

"Our sincere condolences to Janice and their family. He was an interesting person to talk to. We miss those times with you both and many others at Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center. May God bless you all and may Ken RIP. Richard and Joyce Olsen 💞🙏"

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