Kenneth Eugene Fenner went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2021. Kenny was born in Devil’s Lake, ND, on June 4, 1938. Kenny wandered to Rudyard, MT, at the age of 17 after attending a barn dance in Crary, ND. Kenny spent two years in the Army 101st Airborne Division as an Army Paratrooper. He then married Arlita, spent a short time in Anaconda and moved to Deer Lodge. Kenny worked at LP Lumber for 35-40 years and retired as an expert saw filer. Kenny was an avid softball player and bowler. Kenny was also a master of the chainsaw, ice fishing and driving the girls’ basketball bus to a Charlie Pride 8 track featuring the song Kaw Liga with everyone singing along!! Kenny was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 1737 and a longtime member of the City Counsel of Deer Lodge.
Lastly, Kenny was FAMOUS for his baked goods, always providing his favorite people the best of his buns, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. Kenny was an amazing human, husband, friend, helper to anyone, father, and worker – he will be greatly missed.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Arlita, of 60 years; daughters, Gwen (Rod) McRae, of Polson, MT, Mindy (Perry) Miller, of Deer Lodge, MT, Hallie Sewell, of Belgrade, MT; eight grandchildren, Kory (Ashlynn) Dyk, Christopher (Tara) Dyk, Lisa Dyk, and Tyler Dyk, Shawn Miler, Ryan Miller, Hannah Sewell, and Seth (Khetri) Sewell; three great grandchildren, Fynnly Dyk, Scout Dyk, and Mack Dyk; and sisters, Judy Streiffle and Mary Lou McLean; and brother, Gary Fenner.
Memorials in honor of Kenny are suggested to the Deer Lodge Elks BPOE #1737, PO Box 777, Deer Lodge, MT 59722. A funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 605 Clark St., in Deer Lodge. Military honors will follow mass.
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