Blue Earth Albert John Fenske, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago.
Memorial Services were held Dec. 30, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Janet Crissinger-Clark officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth.
Albert John Fenske, the son of Fredrick H. and Vernie M. (Pearson) Fenske was born on April 15, 1926, in Blue Earth. Albert grew up on a farm near Frost. He attended country school and High School in Frost. At the age of 17, during WWII he joined the Marine Corps; he was in the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I company. He saw action in Okinawa where he was wounded and received the purple heart. He was discharged on Nov. 2, 1945. Albert was a life member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion for 65 years. After being discharged he lived in Denver, Colo., where he met Betty J. Brown and they were married on July 17, 1948. They returned to Minnesota where they actively farmed for 43 years.
Albert J. Fenske
Those who celebrate Albert's life and morn his passing include his wife of 64 years, Betty Fenske, of Blue Earth; daughters, Patricia (Merrill) Smith, of Blue Earth, and Judith (Allen) Prestegard, of Blue Earth; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald (Anna) Fenske, of Amery, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Fredrick Allen; and his sister and her husband, Violet and Pat Pedelty.
Web tributes may be left for the family at www.pattonfh.com