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William B. Fenner

Bill passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home in Martin.

He was born February 1, 1938 in Plainwell the son of Bruce and Margaret (Mott) Fenner. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. For many years he had worked as a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Bill enjoyed antique tractors, model trains and railroads, gardening and woodworking. Bill was happiest when surrounded by his family. He married Sharon Cardiff who passed away in 2014.

Surviving are his children, Jeffrey Fenner, Marcia (Jerry) Fowler, Susan (Gary) Coburn, Michael “Meghan” (Brittany) Fenner and Scott (Pam) Fenner; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and siblings, Fran Kennicott, Kathy (Mark) Knowlton, Linda (Rick) Craner, Kim (Bryon) Sheldon and Richard (Deb) Raith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-parents; wife and siblings, Clifford Fenner, Sharon Meacham and Beverly Roman.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at  11:00 A.M.

Military Honors by VFW Post #3030.

Burial of ashes will take place at 2:30 P.M. at East Martin Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to

Southern Care Hospice.

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Jan (Meacham) Gerhart

August 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm

To the whole Fenner family: So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you all and I hope your good memories of Bill will help you get thru this difficult time. JAN


Bonnie Harter

August 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm

To Marcia and the Fenner Family. Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.



Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

August 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Our thoughts go out to the whole family,

Bill was a very talented man.


Janet Pearson

August 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm

Rich , Deb and family….sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers..


Bonnie Mott Ketchum

August 22, 2019 at 12:19 am

It’s so sad that we always think there will be more time, Bill has left a hole in all our lives especially for you who were closest to him. My heart is breaking for you all.


Bryon & Kim Sheldon

August 22, 2019 at 3:02 am

RIP, Big Brother!!! I love you to the moon and back!! I cry at the thought of our lives without you but I smile when I think about the reunion happening in Heaven! You will always be with me, Bill.


Jerry A Fenner

August 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm

All the best to all the cousins. It’s been a long time since we have seen each other but we remain family!


Sandy and Dan Fleming

August 26, 2019 at 12:10 am

Scott,Pam, Paige and Hannah, along with other family members, Dan and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Scott. Dan and I want to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to all.


Sally -Don Dam

August 27, 2019 at 5:41 pm

So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Always thought a lot of your parents!! Hugs and Prayers for all of you!


Mike & C.Lee Pavlak

August 29, 2019 at 11:08 am

So very very sorry for your loss…hugs & prayers for all!


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