Howard D. Fenner

November 26, 1919 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 102) 102 Years Old
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Howard Fenner Obituary

Howard D. Fenner, age 102, of Adrian, MI, passed away, July 2, 2022, at the Michigan Veterans Home in Grand Rapids, MI. He was born November 26, 1919, in Lyons, OH, the son of Rufus & Edith (Ritchie) Fenner. On November 13, 1943, he married Elizabeth Grieshaber, she preceded him in death.  After his father's passing, Howard took over his family farm. He then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Howard was employed by Ford Motor Co. for over 20 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Adrian, MI. Howard belonged to the "Our Gang Camping Club". Following his retirement, Howard and his wife Elizabeth wintered in Zephyrhills, FL.  Howard is survived by his children, Donna (Tom) Gawlak, David (Connie) Fenner, Russell (Carol) Fenner and Ronald (Loralee) Fenner; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, Elizabeth Fenner, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Irene Minnick; two brothers, Wyo & Kenneth; one younger brother; and a sister in infancy.  Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, July 8, 2022, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI. Military Honors will be performed by the Tecumseh American Legion & VFW Honor Guard Team. Viewing and Visitation will also be on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Memorial Contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite 115, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Viewing & Visitation
July 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Funeral Service
July 8, 2022

1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Luncheon Following Service

J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Burial at a Later Date

Ridgeway Cemetery
7400 Ford Hwy
Tecumseh, MI 49286


Kindred Hospice
625 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite 115, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-249-3043


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