April 15, 1926 -- December 28, 2012
Funeral services for Albert John Fenske, 86, of Blue Earth, were December 30, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth. Albert died December 28, 2012, at Parker Oaks, Winnebago. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Albert John Fenske was born April 15, 1926, at Blue Earth, the son of Fredrick H. and Vernie M. (Pearson) Fenske. He grew up on a farm near Frost. He attended country school and high school at Frost.
At the age of 17, during WW II, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps; he was in the 1st Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I Company. He saw action in Okinawa where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged discharged on November 2, 1945. Albert was a life member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion for 65 years. After his discharge, he lived in Denver where he met Betty J. Brown and they were married July 17, 1948. They returned to Minnesota where they actively farmed for 43 years.
Those who celebrate Albert's life and mourn his passing include his wife of 64 years, Betty Fenske of Blue Earth, two daughters, Patricia (Merrill) Smith of Blue Earth, Judith (Allen) Prestegard of Blue Earth; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Anna) Fenske of Amery, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Fredrick Allen and his sister and her husband, Violet and Pat Pedelty.

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