A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Revs. Rolando Onden, Jim Esser (cousin) and Alan Jakubowski officiating. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Mausoleum in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
Donations may be sent to the House of the Dove, 1000 West 11th St., Marshfield, WI 54449.
Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.ritchayfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Fenske was born June 2, 1921, on the family farm in Pittsville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Behselich) Hamel.
She was married to LaVerne O. Fenske June 20, 1942, at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Pittsville. He preceded her in death.
In her earlier years, she worked at canning factories and then became a stay-at-home mother, raising eight children. She later worked at a cranberry marsh after her children were grown.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Drouin and Donna Fenske, both of Madison, and Karlene Fenske, Wisconsin Rapids; four sons, Charles (Sharon) Fenske and Robert (Linda) Fenske, both of Stevens Point, Dennis (Mary) Fenske, Nekoosa, and Michael Fenske, Wisconsin Rapids; one sister, Loretta Hamel, Chippewa; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gerald Fenske; one brother, Norbert Hamel; and one sister, Katherine Leu.