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Mary A. Fenske, 86

Oct 30, 2020

Bricelyn – Mary A. Fenske, age 86, of Bricelyn, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2020 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. A private family graveside service was held at Riverside Cemetery.

Mary was born on Aug. 15, 1934 in Verona Township to Carl and Alice (Marquardt) Leach. She attended school in Blue Earth. Mary then worked as a switchboard operator at Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company. She married Floyd R. Fenske on April 6, 1955 in rural Blue Earth. The couple together would travel to different military bases Floyd was stationed at, before settling in Bricelyn.

Mary was a great homemaker. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, and baking. She even entered and won three recipe contests. Mary also enjoyed canning and making jellies and jams. She was an avid gardener. Mary loved watching high school basketball and cheering on her family members. She loved her kids and grandkids dearly.

Mary is survived by her children, Cheryl (Cecil) Keithahn, of Blue Earth, Beth (Loren) Selvig, of St. Louis Park, Todd Fenske, of Bricelyn, and Jayson (Sue) Fenske, of Wabasso; 12 grandchildren; and her siblings, Darrel Leach of Grant Park, Illinois, Mae Jean Zierke, of Blue Earth, and June Bleess, of Blue Earth.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, her mother and father, and sister, Carol Stanton.