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Lois Fenske, 74, Portage

December 18, 2018

Lois Fenske, 74, of Portage, formerly of San Francisco, California, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at UW Hospital from complications of polio.

She was born May 1, 1944, in Portage, to Edgar and Lucille (Moll) Fenske. She graduated from Portage High School in 1964. She was employed at Saint Michael’s in Milwaukee and in 1970, she moved to San Francisco. She then took a position with Kemper Insurance and then with Koret Clothing. Even though she lived with many restrictions, she continued to work and live life to the fullest. Lois loved to explore the city she loved and watching TV. She also enjoyed vacationing with family, and her annual visits back to Wisconsin. Her family and friends were of the most importance to her.

Survivors include her siblings, Edgar (Rita) Fenske, Nathan W. Fenske, Laura (Steve) Voss; seven nieces and one nephew; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville, with the Rev. Greg Hovland officiating. Inurnment will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Tivoli and University of Hospital for the special care of Lois. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville is serving the family.

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