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John Wayne Fenske

February 2, 1962 — October 5, 2018

John Wayne Fenske, age 56 of Rapid City SD, passed away at his home on Friday, October 5, 2018. 

Funeral service for John will be at 1 PM Wednesday October 17, 2018 at Patton Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5-7 PM at Patton Funeral Home. Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth is entrusted with arrangements. www.PattonFH.com

John was born on February 2, 1962 in Blue Earth, MN to Wayne and Jeanette (Ziegler) Fenske.  He grew up in the Blue Earth and Elmore area.  He was active in scouts and he graduated in 1980 from Elmore High School.  HE went on to attend Mankato State University. He worked at Carlson Crafts in Mankato for many years, transferring in 1997 to Rexburg ID, working at Artco. At the time of his death, John was employed as a Human Resources manager for Lowe’s in Rapid City, SD. In 2017, John was awarded the American Legion State and National Employee Award in appreciation for hiring Veterans.  This is the first time someone was awarded this from the state of South Dakota. 

John enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and being outdoors.  He always had a love of nature, especially being on his ATV and spending time with his friends.

John is survived by his mother, Jeanette Fenske; brother, Robert Fenske, both of Blue Earth, MN; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. John is preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Wayne and brother Wes Fenske.  

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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