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Eugene F. Gene" Fenner
(01-04-1924 - 09-25-2017)

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 Eugene F. “Gene” Fenner, 93, of Elgin passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Advocate Sherman Hospital. He was born January 4, 1924 in Milbank, South Dakota the son of Otto and Alice Stromme Fenner. He had been a resident of Elgin for the past 50 years and had been employed by Lucky Foods as manager of the Eagle Food Stores on the west side of Elgin before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in W.W. II.

Surviving are his children, Nancy Oates, Bud Fenner and Lorie (Lowell) Oranger, his grandchildren, Kim Oates(Carmen), Jay Oates, Michael Oates(Sandy), Jennifer Hickman(David), Brett Fenner(Stefanie), Christopher Peterson(Kristin), Justin Peterson(Heather) and Kayla Oranger, and 6 wonderful great-grandchildren and a sister, Betty Duis.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Lois Mae Fenner on April 20, 2016, his granddaughter, “Baby Girl” Oates, son in law, John Oates, a daughter in law, Linda Fenner, a half sister, Ella Hiepler, a brother Lawrence Fenner and 2 sisters, Bernice Lansford and Helen “Tiny” McHugh.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 1:30 P.M. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 NOON until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers memorials maybe given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 195 Nesler Rd., Elgin, IL 60124. For information call 847-741-8800 or lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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