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Kenny Fenstermacher

December 16, 1946 — September 10, 2017

Kenneth E. “Kenny” Fenstermacher, 70, of Marysville, died September 10, 2017 at his home. Visitation was Wednesday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside funeral service were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 14 at the Marysville City Cemetery. Jeremy Henderson officiated. Valerie Oltman sang “Amazing Grace”. The pallbearers were Howard Pendergast, Derek Pendergast, Ty Fenstermacher, Hunter Sullivan, Mitchell Dill, Chad Rhodes, Dale Henderson, Ed Larson, Brandon Mooridan, and Kevin Kirkland. Kenny was born December 16, 1946, at Frankfort, KS, son of Francis and Dorothy (Griffee) Fenstermacher. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1964. On July 20, 1968, he married Connie Price. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he returned home and began working as an Apprentice Lineman for Kansas Power & Light. Kenny worked as a Lineman until he was involved in an electrical accident on Mother’s Day of 1989. Kenny never let his disability deter him from overcoming any obstacle life put in his path; thereby, teaching his daughters and grandchildren that a single moment in time does not define your life but how you overcome those challenges defines you. You are not a victim of life’s circumstances. He became a community fixture allowing him to enjoy helping others with yardwork, mowing lawns, and snow removal. He also enjoyed old western shows, spending time with family and teaching others with subtle hints such as “Now if I were you, I would do it this way…. But you go ahead and do it however you want to.” One of the things his daughters remember fondly about Kenny is whenever he was deep in thought he would click his tongue and roll coins around in his pant pockets. After the accident, he would roll his cigarette around in his mouth. Concentration was key to solving all dilemmas. Kenny was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Connie; two daughters, Teri (Howard) Pendergast, Marysville, and Jill Fenstermacher, Manhattan; four grandchildren, Jacqualine (Mitchell) Dill, Derek Pendergast, Ty Fenstermacher, and Hunter Sullivan; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Fenstermacher. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenny Fenstermacher, please visit our flower store.


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