Robert "Bob" Fenner, 81, of Goodland, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at Goodland Regional Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Denton, Mont., to Mona (Carl) and Elmer Fenner. He graduated in 1941 from Sherman County High School in Goodland.
From 1942 through 1946, he served in the Navy aboard carrier ships including the USS Yorktown during World War II.
On Nov. 11, 1947, he married Loraine Felzien at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Goodland.
He worked for Hardman Lumber Company and in 1951, he became the youngest manager ever hired. In 1973, he switched to the wholesale division of the company and traveled over a thousand miles a week servicing lumber yards in Southwest Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas.
He was a county commissioner for two terms, a city council member for one term, a former hospital board member and a former cemetery board member.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a life member of the Goodland Elks Lodge No. 1528, American Legion Post No. 117, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Lowell Coleman Post No. 1133 and a former member of Rotary International.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, David Berl Fenner.
Survivors include his wife, Loraine Fenner of Goodland; one son, Dean Fenner and wife, Donna of Goodland; three daughters, Sandra Wahrman and husband, Dennis of Hill City, Marilyn Pevey of Dallas, Texas and Vicki Snyder of husband, William of Castle Rock, Colo.; two brothers, Elroy Fenner and wife, Lucille of Goodland and Albert Fenner and wife, Vola of Goodland; and nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Goodland with the Rev. Janet Hernandez officiating. Interment is in the Goodland Cemetery.
Visitation is today, 3-7 p.m. (MST), at Koons Chapel in Goodland.
Memorials may be given in his name to the donor's choice and left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 North Main, Goodland, Kan.