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Rex Fenner, 94 - November 24, 2017

Rex Eugene Fenner, 94, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 24, 2017, at Gateway Vista in Lincoln.
He was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Sumner, son of Dale DeWayne and Goldie Estella (Rea) Fenner.
Rex grew up at Eddyville and graduated from Eddyville High. Rex loved to play baseball and was on the Sodbusters Team. He married Dorothy Franzen on Feb. 8, 1948. To this union three children were born: son, Eric, and two daughters—Carol and Audrey. Rex and Dorothy were long-time active members of the Zion Lutheran Church and were Luther League Sponsors along with many other areas of service. He enjoyed his family and had a great sense of humor and was well liked by his many friends. He had no difficulty talking to strangers.
Rex farmed in the Gothenburg area. He had a very special talent of making small replica metal tractors and other creative things. After he moved into assisted living he made very detailed things such as a horse drawn wagon and other old time implements out of wood and other materials. He had patience like no other in getting everything made to his perfection.
Surviving Rex are his son, Eric (Beverly) Fenner of Gothenburg; two daughters—Carol (Loren) Gronewold of Sedona, Ariz., and Audrey (Terry) Haake of Denton; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; sister, Crystal Johnson; brother-in-law, Willard Kuhlman; along with nieces and nephews and extended family.
Rex was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Fenner in 2015; his parents; brother, Earl Fenner; two sisters, Ellen Larson and Mary Gruber.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Friday, Dec. 1, from 1- 8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carol Mapa officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Gothenburg.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church, 77191 HWY 47, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to