Leonard A. “Len” Fenner, age 72 of Arkdale, Wis. formerly of Darlington passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1944 in Richland Center the son of Scott and Lucille (Pletzer) Fenner. Len graduated from Darlington High School in 1962. He grew up in Spring Green and later moved to Darlington. Following his graduation from high school he was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Vietnam from 1965 until being honorably discharged in 1967. Len moved to Burlington and began working with GTE Telephone Company for a number of years. He later served for the State Department overseas and in Virginia until his retirement.
Len is survived by his three children: Kimberly (Tom) Burgess of Stephens City, Va., Kelly Whitmore of Occoquan, Va., and Scott (Amber) Fenner of Sun Prairie; eight grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Caroline, Meghann, and Scott Burgess, Ellen (Gabe) Bowers, Cory Whitmore, Carter and Jackson Fenner; two brothers: Carl (Pam) Fenner of rural Darlington and Greg Fenner of Darlington; two sisters: Helen (Jerry) Rhodes of Belmont and Marilyn (Ed) Aebersold; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother: Wayne Fenner.
Len was a member of Okeechobee American Legion and Okeechobee Garden Club. He loved to golf and was an avid fisherman. Len cherished the time he spent with his family and friends creating memories they will all remember forever. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Erickson Funeral Home with Rev. Joji Reddy of Holy Rosary Catholic Church a branch of Our Lady of Fatima Parish officiating. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. A visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erickson Funeral home (508 Main Street, Darlington). A visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Len’s name.