Morris 'Moe' Fenske - Rochester

ROCHESTER — A Memorial Service for Morris "Moe" Fenske will be held at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2011. Burial with Military Honors at a later date will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials are requested to the family in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Fenske died on Monday, Dec. 27, at Samaritan Bethany Heights, where he resided the last month.

Morris Carl Fenske was born March 9, 1919, in Cascade Township, Olmsted County, to Carl and Hazel (Finley) Fenske. He lived all his life in the Rochester area. He enlisted in 1941 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in the Army Artillery until his discharge in 1945. He married Jeanne L. Archer Nov. 3, 1945, in Rochester. He worked on the family farm and then moved into Rochester in 1972. In Rochester he worked as a Real Estate Broker and later as a custodian at the Rochester Junior College for several years, retiring in 1986.

Morris enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, playing cards and golfing. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, the Rochester VFW, the American Legion and the Eagles Club.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons, Robert C. Fenske of Byron, Steven R. Fenske Sr. (Jan) of Custer, Wash., and Richard D. Fenske (Diana) of Rochester; grandchildren, Steven Fenske Jr. (Stacey McRoberts), Michael Fenske (Melissa), Christine Gikas (Matthew), Stacie Fenske and Mattie Decker (John), who was raised by Moe and Jeanne; 8 great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren; sisters, Gwen Jederberg of Las Vegas, and Jerine Racouillet of California.

Preceded in death by a brother, Durwood Fenske, and an infant brother.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. (507) 289-3600