Fenske, Leona 4/4/1917 - 10/14/2016 Rockford FENSKE - Leona Marie Fenske, age 99, went to be with her Lord, Friday, October 14, 2016. She was born April 4, 1917 to Henry and Elise Schulz of Pigeon, Michigan. Leona graduated from Detroit Business Institute and then worked for the Dodge Estate until her marriage in 1945 to Howard Fenske, when she moved to Grand Rapids. She then worked with him on many business ventures while raising five children. She was a charter member of Bethel Lutheran Church. In her leisure time, Leona enjoyed time spent with family and friends on their restored WWII landing craft "The Fenske Seven." She also enjoyed winters in Florida as well as traveling in their motor home. But, most of all, Leona enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leona will be remembered for her kind, gentle, sensible and generous spirit, always willing to listen and give great advice. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard; her daughter Janice; three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her brother Henry (Phyllis) Schulz; her children Karen (Jeff) Lubbers, Doug (Kerri) Fenske, Patty (Kirk) Blasius, and Linda Fenske. There will be a memorial service held at 11:30 am Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 3655 Wilson Ave., Grandville, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guest book at www.cookcares.com .
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