Mark E. Fennell, 65, Fenwood, died peacefully at home on Monday, July 12, 2021, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
On August 25, 1979, he was united in marriage to Kelly Wierzba in Weston, WI, and together were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Sherri.
Mark served in the United States Army and was Chaplain and former Commander of the American Legion Post #393, Edgar. For many years, he served as a First Responder and Firefighter for the Stratford Area Fire Department. He worked as a mechanic for Fisher Trucking, then went on to work for Old Castle Glass and later became the custodian at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Wisconsin Rapids.
Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, boating, four-wheeling and spoiling his three wonderful grandchildren. Mark loved to watch softball games in Fenwood and all the kids knew he kept an ample supply of freeze pops for them to enjoy!
He also loved spending time with his dogs, “Casper” and “Jasmine”.
Mark will be remembered for his ability to converse with anyone he met, and his love for his family and many special friends.
Survivors include, his wife, Kelly; daughter, Sherri (Greg) Masanz; three grandchildren, Kendra Wiesman and Sierra and Tanner Masanz; brother, David Norton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Nancy Wierzba; and many other relatives and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orison and Pearl (Flick) Fennell; his sister, Ginger Norton; and his step-mother, Millie Fennell.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. Rev. Alan Wierzba will preside. Visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until time of services at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion, Edgar and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Edgar.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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